(1% indicates the eReader book location, instead of page reference numbers).
1% My name is Stephanie Marks and I have autism. I am 38 years old, dark curly hair, bright green eyes. I have tiny, slender feet and I am very short. I am non-verbal. I look like other people you meet. I love to laugh and I often pray.
Autism controls my life and I can never change that. The monster called autism might jump into my thought pattern at any time and disrupt the flow of my thoughts.
2% I love trains. I love the click clack. I love the repetition. I love the predictability. Click clack, click clack. I know what to expect. Click clack, click clack. Coming down the tracks.
< My Thoughts > “I love trains… I love the click clack.”
Stephanie’s (aka Paula) love of trains required ‘real’ trains, train stations, and train schedules. Her love of the ‘click clack’ adds rhythm and repetitious charm to her story, which helps us understand her kind of autism.
Susan Moffitt shares, “Many children with autism have a well-documented interest in trains, enthralled by their motion and predictable patterns.” Retrieved online from – http://www.autismkey.com/trains-and-autism/