Autism: A journey of recovery (from CNN)

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20 Dec 2009, 10:07 pm

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Autism Speaks better stick a sock in it, and stop brainwashing people that autism can be "cured." How many times do I have to roll my eyes in disgust here? I've about given myself a migraine! WE are not a disease! Stupidly typical NTs just want US to be like THEM! NEVER! :roll:



If you don't want to be changed, that's ok.
Just stay as what you are.

I think what we can learn from this article is not to know how to cure a person with autism, is to know how to face person with autism.
Autistics perform differently from NTs.
These differences may cause lots of difficulties in their social life.
So it is important that their parents notice this and pay more attention to them.
It is important for the parents to be patient to their autistic children.



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20 Dec 2009, 10:48 pm

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“We wanted to teach Jake to respond to his name. So we'd say, ‘Jake,’ and we'd take an M&M and we'd hold it up just between our eyes.”

Sounds more like training a dog than raising a child.


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21 Dec 2009, 1:34 pm

southwestforests wrote:
Juan wrote:
“We wanted to teach Jake to respond to his name. So we'd say, ‘Jake,’ and we'd take an M&M and we'd hold it up just between our eyes.”

Sounds more like training a dog than raising a child.



If you think so.
I have nothing to say.
If your parents treat you patiently, let you be what you want to be.
You think it's like raise a dog.
If your parents want to cure you, let you be what NTs like.
You hate that.



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23 Dec 2009, 1:11 pm

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I really hate it when groups like Autism Speaks says stuff like 'recovered from autism'. You don't 'recover', you adapt and learn.


Exactly.


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24 Dec 2009, 6:10 pm

Aspiewriter wrote:
Autism Speaks better stick a sock in it, and stop brainwashing people that autism can be "cured." How many times do I have to roll my eyes in disgust here? I've about given myself a migraine! WE are not a disease! Stupidly typical NTs just want US to be like THEM! NEVER! :roll:


My thoughts exactly. Only, I don't roll my eyes. I become tense and I want to attack someone who agrees with Autism Speaks.



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31 Dec 2009, 10:54 pm

I took to that article like a bad smell in an apartment hallway.

Laughed at some of the responses, they were really funny (only thing he recovered from was a misdiagnosis...lmao).

It really bothers me when parents say they "lost" their children to autism. The child has autism, the child is still there. Alive, healthy, and usually pretty happy. There are tons of parents whose children have died, some in horrible ways. Or who have had their kids taken and murdered. Those people lost their children, and would probably trade places in a heartbeat if they only could.
So this whole "we were devastated" vibe needs gotten over, seriously.


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01 Jan 2010, 1:12 am

Vivienne wrote:
I took to that article like a bad smell in an apartment hallway.

Laughed at some of the responses, they were really funny (only thing he recovered from was a misdiagnosis...lmao).

It really bothers me when parents say they "lost" their children to autism. The child has autism, the child is still there. Alive, healthy, and usually pretty happy. There are tons of parents whose children have died, some in horrible ways. Or who have had their kids taken and murdered. Those people lost their children, and would probably trade places in a heartbeat if they only could.
So this whole "we were devastated" vibe needs gotten over, seriously.

Amen I've been saying that for years :wink:



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01 Jan 2010, 3:19 am

Vivienne wrote:
I took to that article like a bad smell in an apartment hallway.

Laughed at some of the responses, they were really funny (only thing he recovered from was a misdiagnosis...lmao).

It really bothers me when parents say they "lost" their children to autism. The child has autism, the child is still there. Alive, healthy, and usually pretty happy. There are tons of parents whose children have died, some in horrible ways. Or who have had their kids taken and murdered. Those people lost their children, and would probably trade places in a heartbeat if they only could.
So this whole "we were devastated" vibe needs gotten over, seriously.


When they refer to losing their child, they mean that the child has regressed developmentally and has lost skills that would have otherwise given them a child who is in sync with their parent.


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01 Jan 2010, 2:11 pm

Still wrong, very.


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