As this is his last year in Elementary school, Tina and I are sponsoring a Pizza Party at his classroom. We have struggled with having him be in a regular classroom as much as possible. Not because we are under some delusion that his Autism will suddenly be cured. Rather, the more people that know him, the better off he will be in our town. Currently, when we go shopping, someone who knows Connor will say hello to him. Usually getting in eye line and waiting for a response. Sometimes they get one, sometimes we prompt. The kids in his school learn that being 'different' does not mean unapproachable.
He is a sweat affectionate kid. He has an interesting and fun sense of humor and we see him overcome obstacles everyday. Happy Birthday Connor.