Autism and Us
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Autism and Us

The Gift of Extended Time

My baby’s prolonged babyhood

Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash

When my children were little, I liked it the most when they were 1 year old.

No longer a baby who just lies there and coos. But a bigger, mobile, and responsive baby — yet a baby, still! Toddling around the house with unbridled curiosity. Babbling back to you. Returning your hugs and kisses with gusto.

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Ivery del Campo

Ivery del Campo

Beach mom. Chef's wife. Literature prof, writer.