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APRIL IS WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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ok, its a little late but its still April & thought some moms may be interested in this topic so post away!

APRIL 2ND IS WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY

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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

                    


If I could read your mind..........
MY NAME IS JOHN. I AM 7 YEARS OLD AND I AM AUTISTIC. BEFORE AGE 2 I WAS DEVELOPING NORMALLY, MEETING MY MILESTONES, CRAWLING, WALKING, TALKING,ETC. AFTER I TURNED 2 SOMETHING HAPPENED AND MY DEVELOPMENT SLOWED AND IN THE CASE OF MY LANGUAGE STOPPED.

 
MOMMY, DADDY AND GRANDMA BECAME CONCERNED AND TOOK ME TO A DR. WHERE I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PDDNOS. LATER I WENT TO UVA WHERE THEY DIAGNOSED ME WITH AUTISM. I ALSO STARTED PRESCHOOL WHICH I LIKED AND AM NOW  IN FIRST GRADE. I ALSO HAVE SPEECH AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN SCHOOL.


APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH AND MOMMY HAS TOLD YOU SOME THINGS ABOUT IT. FOR ME AUTISM IS ONGOING. IF YOU SEE ME OUT IN PUBLIC, PLEASE SAY HI!! I MIGHT GIVE YOU A HUG, I LIKE THOSE BEAR HUGS!! TREAT ME LIKE ANY CHILD. I MAY NOT ALWAYS ACT APPROPRIATELY, BUT IT IS NOT MOMMY AND DADDY'S FAULT, I TRY MY BEST!


PLEASE DON'T STARE AND DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS.. IGNORANCE IS NOT ALWAYS BLISS. IN MANY WAYS I AM A NORMAL 7 YEAR OLD, BUT THIS AUTISM HINDERS ME FROM EXPRESSING MYSELF FULLY. I LIKE PLAYING OUTSIDE AND WATCHING DVDS AND VIDEOS. I LIKE BEING WITH MOMMY, DADDY AND LITTLE BROTHER ISAAC. I LIKE TO PLAY COMPUTER. I GET FRUSTRATED WHEN I CANNOT EXPRESS MYSELF TO OTHERS.


WHEN I GET FRUSTRATED I SOMETIMES HAVE A MELTDOWN OR TANTRUM AND SOMETIMES I BITE MY HAND. I HAVE A BITE TUBE TO CHEW ON THAT MOMMY AND DADDY GIVE ME WHEN I DO THIS. JUST BECAUSE APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH DOESN'T MEAN AUTISM GOES AWAY AT THE END OF THE MONTH. PLEASE DON'T FORGET ABOUT IT AND PLEASE STOP BY AND SAY HI OCCASIONALLY, MOMMY READS SOME OF THE COMMENTS TO ME! I LOVE YOU!! LOVE, JOHN


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