Autism, Speech Therapy and Minecraft

Today a photo popped up in my Facebook memories that in fact caused me to have a true emotional gasp! Look at the huge authentic smile on those boys! That’s Adam on the left, and Joshua on the. The photo was taken 5 years back at Minecon– yes, that is right– the convention for Minecraft! Minecraft had a lasting impact on our household– so much so that among my spouse’s most popular Linkedin posts was on the subject! Tickets for the occasion sold out in 45 seconds online. It was a small miracle we were able to go! Even as we boarded the aircraft for Orlando I didn’t realize the effect that this family experience would have on us. Simply driving to the convention center there were signs for the occasion everywhere. The enjoyment from the boys was noticeable to everybody. As we strolled into the venue to get our registration credentials Joshua immediately saw one of his favorite YouTubers (yes I guess that is what they are called). He informed us who it was and I nonchalantly said “go state hi”. Now remember I said this to my socially challenged 12-year-old. Also bear in mind I am destroying as I type this. Sure enough, Joshua strolled right approximately BebopVox and said “Hi, I’m Josh. You had my Dad in one of your videos because of his Linkedin post.” Until seeing this picture on my memories I had forgotten that minute in my life where I said to myself that my child simply might be able to endure in this big bad world. That minute where I was so happy I might almost rupture. It was such a little thing to some I understand. For us, Minecraft simply may have built some of the socializing skills my child needed to learn. What is your minute?

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