Thursday, August 27, 2009

Autism

This was originally posted May 4, 2007...






For those of you who follow the blog, and/or know me and my family, I am sharing this bit of info. Just recently diagnosed with Autism, our son Aaron is really making strides with his therapies. I submit this information on the blog because I feel that there is some bigger reason for this, and that the links between Craniosynostosis and developmental delays are probably stronger than we know. I usually have a lot to say, but on this topic, I'm speechless. All comments are welcome.

Oh, I do have one big thought at this point... I am so grateful for Early Intervention and all of the services they offer. But, I can't help but wonder... Isn't it a little creepy that the government gets involved in the developmental conformity of children?

And now...



He went to a birthday party, enjoyed it, and even let the clown paint his face!

He has grown so much... talks a mile a minute... can tell you anything you want to know about trains, levers, pulleys, axles and inclined planes. He is in school 12 months/year, and is just blossoming before our eyes. We are so grateful!

3 comments:

  1. Could his eyes possibly be any bigger??? I'm melting here.

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  2. Wow! What an accomplishment for all you. You have every right to be happy and grateful.

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  3. Anonymous12:58 PM

    I don't know anything about your son's diagnosis, but our son seemed special, socially a little disconnected, fascinated by wheels, cars, etc and when a New York private school diagnosed him as ADD and suggested ritalin, we got a second diagnosis and kept him off drugs. He gradually became more socialized, especially when we put him into a Swiss public school and now I can say that his early social problems seemed to have worked themselves out with love and patience. He's a second year history scholar at Cambridge University in the UK, trilingual, has done his military service without any problems, has a nice girlfriend and we're happy to didn't take the first diagnosis as gospel. Boys are often misdiagnosed. (I take the liberty of sending this because a pyschiatrist in New York examined A. who when asked how to boil water, described an entire steam engine. Perhaps this sounds familiar to you.
    XX
    D.

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