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This is Autism awareness month and

are you aware ?

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letstalk747

Asked by letstalk747 at 2:35 PM on Apr. 2, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes - my 13 yo with autism has made me VERY aware! :)
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:36 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • I sure am , my son is 11 , autistic with adhd .
    letstalk747

    Comment by letstalk747 (original poster) at 2:37 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Very aware.
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 2:40 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • My colleagues are teachers for autistic children and a close friend's nephew with Asperger's comes to socialize with our daughter - they click. Aware.
    neubren3

    Answer by neubren3 at 2:40 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • My 17 yr old has Autism so Id say yes.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 2:41 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Yep. EXTREMELY aware...every morning I wake up and say good morning to my children, both of who have autism.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:55 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • I teach an autistic child. I'm aware.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 3:45 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Thank you so much for posting. I really am not aware. I would love to hear more about everyone experiences about autism. Please make me aware of what I and many others are not.

    emilysmom1966

    Answer by emilysmom1966 at 4:30 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • yeah , go to the group here , Autism across the spectrum
    letstalk747

    Comment by letstalk747 (original poster) at 4:47 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • I would love to hear more about everyone experiences about autism. Please make me aware of what I and many others are not.

    ***
    In a nutshell.

    1. If you've met a child with autism, you've met a child with autism. In other words, autism is NOT a "one size fits all" disability--just like typically developing children are not exactly alike!

    2. Parents are NOT to blame for their child's autism. We didn't do anything wrong during our pregnancies, we are not "cold-hearted," we are not abusive, and we DO discipline our children--more than MOST typically developing children are!! :o)

    3. All children with autism do NOT present like Dustin Hoffman's character in the movie "Rainman!"

    4. Children with autism often have higher than average intelligence. They more often than not lack the verbal and social skills that typically developing children possess, which leads to high frustration levels and lack of inclusion with pee
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:53 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

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