My name is Charlie. Although I cannot speak, I can hear what you say to me. I may cover my ears sometimes or wear my ear defenders as I cannot cope with the noises in the room or a noise close by. I may rock, stamp my feet, clap my hands, flap my hands, cry or giggle uncontrollably.
Have patience with me. Looks are deceiving and I have autism. Say hello to me even though I might not give you eye contact or ignore you. I do hear you and see you.