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The code 19 15 14 4 5 18 12 25 = S O N D E R L Y.

 A=1, I=9, P=16, Z=26.…catching on yet? Now that you have that insider knowledge, have another go at the codes below!

Hover over the codes to see what they mean.

Children with Autism can grow to be independent adults.

Individuals with Autism can have romantic relationships.

Being nonverbal does not mean they will never speak.

Children with Autism are not aggressive.

Children with Autism do want friendship.

Individuals with Autism can have successful careers.

Children with Autism do not need to be in specialized classrooms.

Autism spectrum disorder is not degenerative.

When you learn to understand Autism, you learn to see what’s not obvious.

When we think of Autism Spectrum Disorder, we may not immediately jump to the positive or amazing things that can come from it. Your kids on the spectrum don’t think like you. They think things differently. Your willingness to understand their thinking is the best step you can take to navigate Autism. 

So, what’s with the numbers? Well, that’s called Hyperlexia II. It’s not present in all children on the spectrum, but it is relevant to some. It just means they’re hyperlexic; they are obsessed with letters and numbers and may arrange them around endlessly. Which is why we decided to do our own kind of arrangement and link the numbers and letters together to create a phrase.    

In the past, children who exhibited hyperlexia were classified as being on the Autism spectrum. Throughout continuous learning and research, we were able to understand that’s not always the case. The similarities between different hyperlexic tendencies and diagnoses can get quite confusing to parents and teachers, especially if they’re unsure about a possible diagnosis of autism. We can’t help you reach a diagnosis, but we can help you better understand the distinctions of being on the spectrum. 

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