I was inspired to participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge when I came across Comments from Cathy. She created this post and this post in response to the theme “arranged.” The author also has a child with autism. I agree with her that I can easily find examples of arranging in Philip’s world, and the theme fits well with my goal of composing posts for Autism Awareness Month. Thanks to autism, Philip perceives patterns that I do not. While it is important that I do not permit him to become obsessive in arranging objects, I also believe that doing so can be calming or offer satisfaction.
Philip arranges food at meal times.
He arranges toys during play.
He arranges classroom materials at preschool.
He arranges tub toys at bath time.
He arranged gifts at Christmas.
He arranges his crayons while coloring.
He arranges just about anything.