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By Mike Stanton

Whilst the author's son, Matthew, used to be ultimately clinically determined with autism at 12 years previous, they proposal the prognosis marked the top in their problems. in reality, regardless of the rise in mentioned degrees of autism, acceptable help and transparent info have been tough to discover. the writer issues out that oldsters, who can be a necessary resource of data and support to busy execs, are seldom fascinated by the tutorial procedure, and are usually made to think in charge approximately their kid's autism. during this publication, the writer presents an evidence of the autistic specturm and dissects and dispels many of the myths approximately autistic behaviour and diverse sorts of autism. meant for the pros who paintings with autistic humans and their households and buddies, this e-book attracts at the Stanton family's reviews, and the reports of alternative households, to provide a portrayal of what residing with autism is really like for all these concerned and to argue that studying to dwell with autism is a two-way procedure.

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At the age of about 14 months, I became concerned because Eli was still not talking. The only words he said was mama, and do-do (doughnut). I questioned his paediatrician at the time who just blew me off and said, ‘ah, I wouldn’t worry about it. ’ Yesterday I spoke to a parent who said that she and her husband were also given a diagnosis. Many times in the beginning when we first notice the child having a problem they poo poo us. It was written in the kid’s records. ‘Hysterical Mother. ’ This is a potentially dangerous situation for the family, especially if the verdict shifts from ‘imagines’ to ‘invents’ to ‘induces’.

There is provision for language difficulties, reading problems, behavioural support and so forth, and children are assessed in order to allocate provision. If there is no ‘autistic’ provision what is the use of the label? And if 30 LEARNING TO LIVE WITH AUTISM learning support is available for all the component parts surely it is enough to identify these individual needs and meet them? This is persuasive except that many people with autism also assert that to deny them the label is to deny a valid part of their identity.

Just as important, they can often work out correctly what their peers expect of them. In fact, the carefully handed down traditions of childhood, the rhymes and songs, the games and rituals are just what the child with autism relishes. OK, so they may be just a little more pedantic than their peers in enforcing the law but at this stage it seems only to be a question of degree. This can be a golden time for parents and children with autism. The confusion of the early years is behind us. Adolescence is a long way off.

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