>Off the Beaten Path>Autism Speaks Charity
Like you said Jeff, early intervention is key. It plays an incredible role in a child's prognosis. If you guys ever want any information or have specific questions, don't hesitate to ask me. There's also a lot of pseudoscience out there on it, especially when it comes to treatments. I had seen the video before, and each time, I shudder at one point, when they say, "a world where no family has to live with autism." We should embrace autism and love the children as they are. My life has been touched in so many ways by children with autism and I embrace the fact that, as a diverse group of people, we can all love and express ourselves in different ways. Thanks for your support of the kids, and research, and intervention everyone!
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Yeah, that bit kind of bothers me, too. It's almost as if it paints autism with the same brush as terminal cancer. Autism makes some things difficult for those diagnosed and their families, but it's hardly a death sentence. My little nephew has some amazing gifts that are because of his autism, not in spite of it.
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
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