Friday, September 28, 2007

Autism

This posting was submitted from a mother who wanted to share information about the experience of autism. This item was emailed to this blog---AR


Hi ~

My name is Jennifer and I am the mother of 2 beautiful boys. My oldest son is Autistic. He just turned 5 yrs. old. We have done ABA, Speech, GFCF diet, Bio-treatment and in November he will start a therapy to help him develop Social Skills. I'm not sure what kind of information your looking for exactly, but, if you let me know I will help in any way possible. It's important that we spread awareness about Autism and if I can let me know. Good luck!

Take Care,
Jennifer Lambson

1 comment:

Kristin L said...

I am a mom with the Autism/Asperger's/ PDD Awareness that you posted on. I think that you should also include awareness in the schools and how a lot of schools do not know what an appropriate program for an autistic child is. For some of our kids the best thing that they can do is be "mainstream" with "typical" children but schools have tended to play doctor and push aside diagnosis and deny services. There is money going into research but not a whole lot goes into therapy.
This comes from Jenny McCarthy's book, "Luekemia affects 1 in 25,000 and has $310 mil in private funding. Pediatris AIDS affects 1 in 8,000 and has $394 mil in private funding. Autism affects 1 in 150 and has $15 mil in private funding."

THis is why it so important for stories like yours to get more than awareness out. Autism is here and it is not going away. What does the number need to be for our children to start getting help and not judged.

Please stress that like snowflakes, there are no two Autistic children alike. Our lives are difficult and hard and so rewarding cause some of us have gotten the early intervention and our kids are improving and learning how to do things that many of us take for granted.

Also cause this is mainly a "Boys" disorder with 1 in 96 being boys, don't forget the girls. When y ou see pieces, it is usualy about boys but our girls are out their too. BOth my son and daughter are on the spectrum, with two very different types, and I do not think that the girls get really any attention. You might want to include a piece on Autism and girls.