My little boy can read! Derek and I have thought for some time now he definitely knew some words. Then, his paraprofessional asked me if I thought he could read because she was covering up flashcards with colors on them only letting him see the word and he was telling her what they were. I am so proud.
For a while now, he has been able to spell a few words like cat, dog, and pig. However, yesterday he read ten different words. This was amazing in itself, but on the ones he didn't know, he sounded them out. HE SOUNDED THEM OUT! Just AMAZING! I totally cried.
I am SO thankful for the teachers and therapists that work with Evan who see how incredibly smart he is and challenge him to learn and reach his fullest potential. Evan has worked so hard in his six little years - much harder than any child should have to work, but I know one thing for sure. Nothing can hold Evan back - not even stinky old autism!
I'm so proud of you, son!