I’m pretty sure the great Autistic one is a Nazgul. You know the looming cloaked figures from Lord of the Rings that stalk Frodo endlessly demanding shiney things. Well the kid spends his days following me around the house screaming in this weird high pitched raspy squeal that sounds an awful lot like a Nazgul
You can see the family resemblance. Or maybe it’s not the boy that’s a Nazgul, maybe it’s the Nazgul that’s autistic, perhaps those long flowing robes are a sensory suit? They don’t talk much either and the nine Nazgul seems to be rather fixated…….. Let’s take a closer look and see
1) Avoids eye contact – Yep no face so no eye contact
2) Poor/delayed verbal communication – well they shriek a lot but appear to be capable of speech in when Frodo puts on the ring and crosses into the shadow realm(they can talk in your dreams but most of the time haunt your every move shriek unintelligibly) Yep big tick in that box
3) Poor non-verbal communication. Doesn’t understand facial expressions gestures. – Even when being belted to hell and back by Viggo Mortensen after being set on fire! They continue to hound Frodo for the ring. Some days it doesn’t matter how many times I show the kid the Not available pecs he still wants what isn’t there
4) Preoccupation/obsession with single topic. That’s a no brainer. Gimme the ring! Gimme the ring! gimme the ring! Right now the kid is all about a you tube clip of some trucks in a supercar parade. Todays record 4hrs of the same 2mins and 54 secs. I know you all feel my pain.
I had more signs Nazgul are on the spectrum but my own little Nazgul has just informed me my blogging time is up. One thing I do know is that if you think your child may be a NAzgul Equine therapy is in but you may want to reconsider swimming lessons. And under NO circumstances try and combine the two. Even when your little Nazgul has been in your face all day demanding the ring
So what say you internet people. Is your kid a Nazgul or do you have another fictional character in mind for Surprising celebrity on the spectrum?
Let me know your thought’s