Two-year-old Jack Jack has Autism, a disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication skills, as well as restricted, repetitive behavior.
When he met Snow White, an amazing thing happened.
Amanda Coley discusses how it created an instant bond with the Disney princess at Disney World.
“This is my 2-year-old – Jack Jack. He was having nothing to do with any of the characters on our Disney vacation in November.” Coley wrote on YouTube. “You see, he has Autism and is non-verbal. He is on the shy side with people he does not know. THEN… he met Snow White. I must have cried 1000 tears watching his interaction with her. He was in love.”
I cried too Amanda! How touching and precious!
Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.
When the brain does not function correctly, especially in a child, it can be heart wrenching.
It takes a very special people to deal with the challenges that come with Autism, the Coley’s have two!
Watch the video:
Disney obviously did a great job this time. When it comes to kids, they generally do. Walt would be proud.
Amanda Coley also mentions:
“We had the most AMAZING Disney vacation in November 2015. The kids had adorable costumes to wear, adding to the already great character interaction. We had magical moments galore, including being upgraded to the presidential suite (INSANELY GORGEOUS) at the Boardwalk Inn and tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We met some truly amazing cast members and will be forever grateful for the memories that they helped us to create.”
Scientists believe both genetics and environment play a role in Autism. Autism has been on the rise the last few decades.
Studies suggest that Autism could begin very early in development, possiby the result of defects in genes that control brain development and regulate how brain cells communicate with each other.
Autism is also more common in children born prematurely.
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