A discussion of social skills, or the lack thereof, is nearly always included in any conversation about an autistic individual.
Kalisha has been involved in many job searches; some with help from a job coach and some with help from me and some all by herself.
Kalisha has never been good at waiting; she was born in the hospital hallway, for heaven's sake.
Having five children means I have received Mother's Day gifts in every shape, size and category over the last (let's just say many) years.
Nothing and no one could ever take the place of the Colts in Kalisha's head and heart. However, there isn't much going on "Colts wise" right now and Kalisha needs to be fixated on something.
Sometimes I just say ..."what????" No matter how long I have known Kalisha or think I have covered all the bases, she is quite astute at creating a situation I have not covered.
As you may or may not know, Kalisha and money are not always the best of friends. Actually they are, if she has the amount she wants to spend as she wants.
Kalisha really, really wanted to go to "Disney On Ice" last weekend. She posted on Facebook, asking if any of her friends wanted to go with her, but she didn't have any takers.
Easter morning started with a slight argument about what Kalisha was choosing to wear to church that morning.
Kalisha's main form of transportation is the Citilink bus system. It affords her some independence, although she has met some real loons on the bus, also.