How surprised I was to find out about your experiences in China! I didn’t know we had this in common
That’s amazing. What a co-incidence. I lived in Chengdu for a year (a student exchange program).
I love your idea for a metaphoric post and can see how describing your experience in Beijing can help people understand what’s it like to be autistic.
It’s a little difficult to understand from your outline, but I assume the following are the 6 tips you want to share to help autistic children – this is the main body of the post?
learning the language- starting with the common expressions
finding the “group of equals”- friends who are like him, similar ‘customs’ (I found the Israeli- jewish community)
finding “local” friends- neurotypical friends who accept him (through inclusion- same interests- I found Chinese medicine students)
having new experiences with friends, not alone
having a peaceful home to come back to (setting an environment as close as possible to his needs, physically and emotionally- my apartment, keeping in touch with home)
taking it step by step, one challenge after another- not too many at once
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