My children want you to know that being of few words does not mean being of little intelligence.
My children want you to know that being socially awkward doesn’t mean they cannot be wonderful, kind, loving and loyal friends.
My children want you to know that they stim because they need to, not because they are brats with little self-control who wish to irritate you. My children want you to know that they are not “picky”, “wussy” or “incorrigible” because they cannot tolerate certain lights, sounds, fabrics or foods. They experience the world quite differently than you do from a sensory standpoint, and they are doing their best to process and handle all of it. Think of having the volume turned up on every one of your senses at all times.