I’m going to share the main aspects which have helped him learn to be a social member of the community, but maintain his core character, and the strengths that accompany it.
I cannot be sure how much I was influenced, but in a style reminiscent of Lorenszo’s Oil, the family in Son Rise reach their child and help him emerge into the world.
he might scream “I WANT A BISCUIT! I WANT A BISCUIT!” Over and over. If I did give in to it and hand him a biscuit though, that would be thrown or crushed. It went beyond any initial desire, because the rage became a power in itself.
…there has been much speculation about Autism diagnosis, particularly with the more recent rise in statistics. Are we over diagnosing it now? Is it being miss-diagnosed? What makes one person diagnosable? Where is the line?
Taz loves trains. There’s nothing more certain in his life then that statement. It seems that we have lucked out because he has an obsession that is in the list of ‘acceptable interests’. Not only do most kids love them, but even adults.
I had always known, but this was the day I REALLY knew…