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Subject:  My Son Date:  9/8/2005  8:42 AM
Author:  JBtheJunkist Number:  258184 of 741791

My son is about to turn 16. He is autistic, but is pretty high functioning. He has Aspergers Syndrome and has a pretty hard time understanding most stuff.

He has been saving money from allowance/birthday/chores/extra jobs to buy some huge game system. He has saved up almost $250. Last night, he handed me the envelope of money he had been saving and said, "Dad, can we give this to the poor people?"

After I had regained my composure, wifey and I sat with him and had to draw him a few pictures to help him understand about giving, saving, investing and spending. He said he understood, but then said, "I still want to give it to the poor people, dad. I don't really need a game system, and some of those people don't even have homes anymore."

I am so proud of him.

JB
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