Sunday, January 29, 2012
Autism is Normal...For those on the Spectrum
Some view autism as an abnormality, as though the difference in condition is something to be ashamed of. Others view autism as a hassle. Something that represents two parents abandoning the lives they had planned in service of their child who is on the spectrum. I don't agree with either of those viewpoints. While there are costs associated with autism it is important to keep in mind that there are costs associated with everything.
Autism itself is not preventable. There are many costs to having autism but there are also measures that can be taken to prevent meltdowns. The measures will be different for every child. Every autism child is unique so an unconventional parenting approach is something to consider if it meets the needs of a child on the spectrum.
At the end of this blog post, I have included a link to another blog that I recently discovered. This provides one man's unconventional parenting approach for his severely autistic son. You might not agree with all of these approaches, but remember that those with autism are foreigners to the human race. Those on the spectrum are as different from those off the spectrum, and each other, as those from South East Asia are different from those who are from the United States.
To read this blog, click the following link: