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He Doesn’t Look Autistic — Sometimes First Impressions Don’t Tell The Entire Story

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This is Cristian. He’s seven years old, loves to read books, and play soccer, and he’s a yellow belt in karate. He’s also autistic.

People constantly tell my wife Esther and me, “he doesn’t look autistic.” Those meeting him for the first time see an energetic child with an amazing smile. First impressions are misleading…

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Frank Priegue

Frank Priegue

Writer, Educator, 50-Something First-Time Dad, Long Suffering New York Mets Fan, Autism Advocate, and Humorist (Sometimes)Follow my blog http://frankpriegue.com