“He’s a whiz at mailings,” said his mother, Jane. “If you lay it out for him and show him one time, he watches you do it once and then just turns around and starts working.”
Then there’s his work ethic.
If you give him too much work, he actually won’t leave,” she said. “They have to take half of it and hide it.”
At the same time, life can sometimes be difficult. That’s because Sam is autistic.
Like any parent, Jane Lyss wonders about the future. But for parents of autistic children those thoughts take on special concern.
Despite his abilities, Sam cannot be left alone to take care of himself. Though good at tasks, he requires supervision and guidance to do many things most people take for granted, including looking out for his own safety crossing the street.
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