Not much

My son Nat is 30 and has autism. His expressive language is somewhat
limited, and he relies on rote answers when he can. A few years ago, one of his
caregivers taught him that if someone asks, “What’s up?” you can answer, “Not
much.”At first I thought, “that’s not always a good answer,” but then I started
paying attention to how people around me responded, and sure enough, not only is
it a good answer, but it’s almost always the answer people give.It’s especially appropriate these days. Nat has been living with us through
these COVID-19 times since the middle of March, and he is frustrated

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