This is when we drove to Florida a few weeks ago . This is a very recent word that she has been able to say . She is doing so great it’s almost hard to believe it . She has severe apraxia which makes it extremely difficult to make sounds never mind words . Until very recently she has only been able to repeat sounds . For her to be able to retrieve the word and then be able to say it is a HUGE step . Also she just adores her sister . Anyone who thinks that people with autism can’t make emotional connections are wrong .