"He makes you angry and sad all in months because if you can't engage with him in 2 and a half, what is it going to be like when he's 6 or 7 or little more independent physically, and what's he's going to be like when he's 16 or 26 and he starts projecting all this awful awful thing. Then when you go to the park, and you'll see a mom with 2 years old clinging to their mom's legs and they're very engaged, they're so proud of what they're doing they turn around and show their moms and Terrence doesn't do that."
"I remember we're reading a book about a ladybug then a ladybug flew into the window, and I was saying, "Ian, look at this, look at this!" and he couldn't just pull himself away, and that would be the same thing when I am trying to have him look at something else. He couldn't interact, he would just scream and bend his neck to this familiar spot. This resulted in frustrations, not knowing what to do, not knowing where to turn, and made us very desperate.
"We did a lot of puzzles and interlocking pieces even though we knew it wasn't probably learning anything. We did everything to keep him from bouncing, flapping, and all those things that are scary to watch. Unfortunately, we weren't always successful at getting his attention."
"He is often by himself and made us feel terrible by just looking, there he is looking for books and just keep on looking for books. It is very frustrating, it's scary!"