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    MJ's Breakthrough!

    Well, MJ is (mostly) over her fear of the characters....if we approach it right! So far the handlers and the characters have been awesome with her when we explained her autism. Here are the characters she has met in the last three visits (days) we have been at WDW.....

    Mickey (3x)
    Pluto
    Terk
    Jane
    Tarzan
    Tarzan Rocks! Cast
    Timon
    Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
    Jasmine (2x)
    Aladdin
    Abby Duck from Chicken Little (2x)
    Chicken Little
    Jessie (2x)
    Woody
    Buzz Lightyear
    Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella
    Pocahontas (2x)
    Meeko

    Watched Mike and Sully but wouldn't meet them

    This is completely AMAZING.....I never thought she would get to this point....Every small step is such a big deal for us!
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    That's great news Bonny!!!!! Baby steps.... As far as Sulley goes, can't say I blame her! His size is pretty intimidating!

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    Sully and Mike great! Just ask Boo!

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    Grrreat news!!! As they say in Spanish, "Poco a poco" (Little by little)
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    Wow all in 3 days!!!! she saw more charaters than I did on my entire honeymoon!!! That's awesome Bonny!! I'm very happy for you

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    That is great! I know when my little niece met Bear (of the Blue House genre) she was so scared. On tv he doesn't seem quite that big. So intimidating to say the least.

    I think it is awesome that MJ is making these advancements, and that is what they trully are! Good for her and good for you!!!

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    Awww, Bonny that's great!!! I can't blame her for not wanting to meet Sulley....
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    It is so awesome to watch....we still have to be really careful, but we are breaking through!

    So how long before I stop crying at every interaction? Sigh!
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    Progress is in the baby steps, I think, so celebrate it! And good job to you, I am certain without you, it would not be happening!
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    Wow! That's Awesome! Way to go MJ!
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    yay! I have autism myself, though only a little bit
    (you would never know, on the forums its easy. all people on the forums seem to be is names and some text, makes it a lot easier), but I still find it very hard to meet new people, and avoid characters (no matter how much I tell myself not to). So I appreaciate how big of a deal this is.
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    Thanks so much for posting that! I love your signature and can't wait to read your notes! People often tell me "MJ can't be autistic, she's too _____ or doesn't do ____" It is really frustrating that the spectrum is so misunderstood. Please feel free to PM me anytime!
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    Thanks
    the notes are a work in progress really, I've really only added one, will find more as find/think of them
    The hardest task of all is believing in yourself, for who knows all your faults and shortcomings better?

    Two tiny wings, eyes big and yellow
    Horns of a steer, what a loveable fellow
    From head to tail, a royal purple pigmant
    and then, WaLaa! you've got a Figmant!

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    great news Bonny

    good for MJ

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