Monday, November 18, 2013

THIS is Autism (Jane Strauss)

Written by Jane Strauss

Originally published at her Facebook page

THIS is Autism

This is Autism:  marching to a different drummer, following your passions, never fitting in, except at a cost --and being a valuable member of society worthy of respect.

This is Autism:  Using your analytical skills to literally do what your job description for Organizational Board Member says you are supposed to do and constantly being at odds with the rest of the Board because your view is different.  Earning the "Ignore Me At Your Peril" Award, specially devised for you, from that same organization -- four years later.

This is Autism:  Failing the standardized hand-eye discrimination test.  Coming home and making 3-d line drawings of things you like.

This is Autism:  Receiving Mental Retardation and Related services as a preschooler because it is the 1980s and the US does not recognize Autism apart from Cognitive Impairment - let alone as a Spectrum - let alone in females. Being assessed for learning differences, dyslexia and dysgraphia --- and all the school psychologist wants to discuss is your extreme giftedness, which your parents had noticed long before.

This is Autism:  Being thought to be average because the school uses a drawing tool to assess creativity and your ability with a writing instrument is delayed.  Becoming an award-winning film maker and instructor as a teen and adult.

This is Autism:  Being slow to start reading, until you find something in which you are interested.  Reading thousands of pages of adult level material in a summer.  

This is Autism:  Not talking until past age three and having severe sensory integration issues.  Becoming the PCA, teacher, and Aide of choice for kids on spectrum because you understand what is happening and can act accordingly.

This is Autism:  Working with the public, full days, all week, with polite scripting and encyclopedic knowledge of the store in which you work.  Earning the highest level of customer service award  for your helpful, polite  and kind demeanor and genuine wish  to be helpful.  Being afraid to disclose because of fear your employer, a corporate supporter of Auti$m $peaks will discharge you because they think Autism is Something Else.

8 comments:

  1. This is an awesome story. It really hits home with me. I am not autistic. I have a 6 year old grandson who is. I was always sad for all he was missing as a little boy. But, one day a woman told me that when you have a child with autism, you must change the way you look at the world; and see it as my grandson sees it.

    What a Saint this woman was! She saved me and brought me into my grandson's world. I found myself laughing with him, dancing to Sesame Street music with him and having tickling contests among other things. I joined his world and wow, who ever knew it would be so much fun!
    He is a very intelligent little guy. But, he also does things his way..which in his world is the only way.
    I couldn't be prouder of him each and every day!
    Blessings and prayers to you.
    Debbie

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  2. If you are looking for a trained dog then ASPCA course will help you in the cure of that individual on the autism spectrum. You just have to visit houlton institute. The organization take action as constant companions to children with autism to help them develop social interactions and associations, teach life skills, and boost awareness in activities and reduce stress within the family.

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  3. ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR THE GREAT DEED HE HAVE DONE FOR MY DAUGHTER?
    My daughter suffered from autism for more than 2 years which we started experiencing in her when she turned 1 year and 5 months we all thought it will end but got even worse as days went by. We tried all several treatments and therapy prescribed by various doctors we met but to no avail, she lost total concentration and always complain of sensitivity to sound . She usually tells me she haves poor eyes contact. This were steady disorder that disrupted her entire life, even at night she slept less because of this.It was during a casual conversation with a friend that i learned about Dr Williams herbal medicine I was able to contact him on his email address. and give him all the necessary information that he needed,few day later he sent me the herbal portion and his medicine was able to restore her back to normal and she is very okay now without any side effects whatsoever. If you have autism, do not hesitate to contact him on drwilliams098765@gmail.com for advice and for his product. I hope this also helps someone out there

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  4. WOW ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS I HAVE NEVER BELIEVE IN HERBAL REMEDIES.
    my son have been a patient of autism . I had tried a lot of anti viral med prescribed to me by doctors over how many years now but I could not see any improvements in my son symptoms. One day while going through the internet , i got to know about this great Herbal Dr who uses his herbal remedies in curing people from autism,quickly i contacted him and he prepared a herbal medication for my son which i received and he used it as instructed by dr williams. After few weeks the improvement were very visible. the speech delay and the poor eye contact stopped, I would recommend this to all my friends,families,around the globe suffering from autism.you can contact him through his email on drwilliams098765@gmail.com.for advice and for his product THANKS TO YOU ONCE AGAIN DR WILLIAMS

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  5. Thanks for the informative article. There are few well-known professionals who provide autism treatment in kolkata. Looking forward to more informative articles from you.

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  6. I am Sophie from Canada, I once suffered from a terrible and Chronic autism ,since i was bone , the doctor told me there was no permanent cure i was given medications to slow down its progress, i constantly felt my health was deteriorating as i constantly go out of breath,and this illness was really terrible especially when am going out with my friends, i have this constant disorder for about 31 years which result to epilepsy, this was really a terrible ailment ,on thin one day that i was going through the internet,and i came across a post of Mrs Kate on how his son was been cured from autism through the help of Dr Williams herbal product, I contacted this herbal doctor via his email and explain everything to him and make purchase of his product,few days later he sent me the herbal medicine through courier service, when i received the herbal medicine, i used it for 1 months and two weeks as prescribed by dr williams and i was totally cured of autism within those week of usage,on thin now i have not experience any sign or characteristics again . for more information you can visit his blog autismepilepsy.blogspot.com for help

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  7. As a sign of gratitude for how my son was saved from autism, i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
    My son suffered autism in the year 2013 and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he always have difficulty with communication, , and he always complain of poor eye contact . we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure him. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the cure to autism . I never imagined autism has a natural cure not until i contacted him and he assured me my son will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my son used it and in one months time he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of life.autism has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on drwilliams098675@gmail.com on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my story

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  8. Doctor Williams Natural Cure to Autism,I have ever prayed to share my testimony so others would read and have a reason to fight on for there sons. I know you receive hundreds of testimonies; I pray mine will be published one day.I was a High School teacher until my retirement from classroom.

    Back when I was a teaching, I prided myself in my excellent memory.my son Having the ability to recall facts, speak eloquently, and mentor others, was all I lived for. my son was having a nice life, life was going fine until one day I noticed that my son memory wasn’t what it used to be. he was struggling to recall and retain facts. This was what he did with ease. he struggled to increase his study time and pace, because he felt he was not doing enough. As the year progress, he discovered that the more he studied, the less he recall. we all thought It was something normal, he had spent part of his life sitting down reading everything on ink and print. As time progressed, symptoms became frequent with other complications. As a result, I visited my doctor who advised I should visit a neurologist for my son proper diagnoses.My visit to a neurologist proved he had what is called classic" autism . Well before them, I have heard of children with autism, but classic" autism wasn’t a familiar word I had associated with autism. I went for further search in the internet; talked to doctors I know and even talked to autism foundations to broaden my knowledge of what my son we be facing.
    There were lots of constraints living with autism. he had to abide with certain do’s and don’ts he wasn’t used to. his autism were getting worst. Phonation and other drugs which are Anti-autism drug were prescribed to try and stop his speech delay, but none proved suitable. Instead his liver reacted badly to the first drugs. The second drug failed to control the autism. he began to feel very dejected and for the first time started to feel depressed.On these autism days of his life, i took care of me son, drove him around and ensures he stayed on his meds.

    I was told by my doctor never to take a single break without him taking his meds. Hell! I obeyed. I don’t want anything to happen to my son. But ironically, these Conventional Medications were killing him base on the side effect. I know they were,but was afraid of stopping it so the condition wont get worst,In desperation, I started visiting neurologists looking for a cure. Because he had stayed on these English medications long enough and he have not gotten a cure except more complications.

    I wanted other natural alternative devoid of side effects created by Phonation and other anti-autism drugs. Well, my search continued until someone suggested Herbs as a better alternative to treatment. But what do I know about Herbs, I am not an Herbalist so I know little about Herbs. I did more findings on various blogs where I saw lots of comment where people shared testimonies’ of being cured from autism , Herbs had cured people diagnosed of autism, so mine son won’t be an issue.I needed to get Herbal medication for my son autism. So I read a lot of blogs where people who shared their testimonies kept mentioning WILLIAMS Anti-Autism Herbal medication. I searched for a blog on Williams didn’t find one. I just followed the email address of Doctor Williams that was shared on these testimonies; I got lucky when I got a reply from Dr. Williams on how to get the medication from his customer service, I followed his instruction, which my son use in less than 1 months, his frequent autism reduced drastically. Within a period of 1 months, he was cured. I went back to my neurologist, where my son was checked up and marked autism free.Long story right… I can’t say all this in 10 lines, but if you are reading this, I want you know that Williams is the main drug for you in the cure for autism. It worked for my son; I believe it will work for you also. for more information on how to get his product you can email Dr Williams on drwilliams098675@gmail.com

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