What is it like – 2

Interview

An uncle interviews his nephew, Sean, who has been diagnosed with Atypical Autism.       In the video, Sean explains his understanding and experience of autism.     Click button for the article or go straight to the interview video on Facebook.5½ mins

 I am odd, I am new

A ten year old boy with autism wrote a poem.       His mum shared her experience of reading it.     Click icon to view.

Life with autism

Siara, a student,  has created a comic strip to explain her life with autism.      Click icon to read about it.

Combat stress

Mothers of adolescents and adults with autism experience chronic stress comparable to combat soldiers and struggle with frequent fatigue and work interruptions, according to an article about a study by Marsha Mailick Seltzer, a university researcher.      See article for more about this.

Interactions with Police

Here is a very readable blog post under the heading of  Life with Asperger’s.        He says, The incidents were blown out of proportion by the tactics of the police and the social difficulties experienced by the aspie.

Meltdowns

An autism mum has written in detail how she experiences her son’s meltdowns and what she thinks may be worth considering in order to help.        See The truth about my child’s meltdowns.

When your child is diagnosed

This article contrasts what an autism mum felt and did just after diagnosis with the voice experience.
She writes, ‘When you’re told your child has autism, the kind, compassionate doctor may tell you, “Your son is the same little boy he was before you walked through that door.”      But what they don’t tell you is you may not be the same person.’

After Diagnosis

How does a diagnosis of autism in a child affect the mother?         Here is one experience:

I got to watch two kids laughing and playing together, and for the first time ever, one of them was mine.

To find out how this came to happen, see:  April.

A life-changing  opportunity

Here is a feel-good story, with pictures, about a teenage boy offered a life changing opportunity by a police chief in America.

A Sibling’s View

This young lady says,   “I never knew anything was ‘wrong’ with my brother until I started school.    People treated him differently and then started treating me differently.”       Have a look at What my autistic brother has taught me and see how things developed.

Mother’s Relationship

Here is an article about a mother’s closeness to her son, who is on the autistic spectrum.        The  title is When I Hear What My Son With Autism Doesn’t Say – though he is completely verbal.

Autism Mum blogs

  • Here is a blog called Mother Autism, written by one particular autism mum.      She gives it the subtitle, Livin’ the dream & livin’ on the edge.
  • Another autism mum keeps a personal blog called All the words.

  Non-speaking writer

Nine-year old non-speaking boy write bestseller book about autism for educators, parents and students.       Click icon for article and Amazon for book.

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