Thankfully it ended well and the mother has gone on to form a support group for young girls with ASD.
BUT… this could have ended in disaster. My grandson would be one who wanders off, not intentionally but because he saw something of interest to him and headed towards it. I know how scared this mother must have been.
Unfortunately, this is not the first story I’ve heard about a school losing a child.
Please make sure your school is taking the proper precautions and monitoring your child at all times.
Since Connor has started imitating, he is slowly becoming a tiny bit verbal.
Those of you who have a non-verbal child/grandchild will completely understand my joy and excitement…
This past weekend, our grandson said (his version of) “Bumpy!” I was tickled pink, as you will hear.
This article is very interesting for those families with non-verbal children!
Oh my goodness! I wouldn’t allow this very extreme therapy to be used on my grandson.
We were playing a speaking game just last week…
Worth the time to read!
This is worth the time to watch. Talks about the importance of reaching an autistic child through the things they love.
Technology can help draw that knowledge out and open up their world!
WRAL.com recently posted an article about the current top 10 rated apps for ASD children.
Check it out! http://www.wral.com/autism-month-10-highly-rated-apps-for-children-with-autism/13557110/
- Be aware
- Be informed
- See things differently
- Find joy in the gift of a child
Everyone has potential!
They both recommended the same book! Toilet Training in Less Than a Day by Azrin & Foxx.
I did a little poking around the internet and found this autism specific article bout the program. Great information! If you are working on potty training your ASD child, check it out.
A serious subject, but the participants will make you smile
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The perfect day to gift this book to someone you know who is wondering if they have a child on the Spectrum…
AUTISM AWARENESS DAY! One reader had THIS to say about “Autism: Expressions of a non-verbal child” … If you want to gain insight, hope, and encouragement to keep trying…or if you need to help someone in your life gain understanding of autism challenges, but you don’t want to hand them a textbook of difficult terminology, choose this user-friendly book…
You can purchase it at http://www.amazon.com/Autism-Expressions-non-verbal-Pam-Horton/dp/1490979433/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396446988&sr=8-2&keywords=pam+horton
April 2nd is Autism Awareness DAY!
April is also the Month of the Military Child.
Remember, military families have children with ASD, too.
Communication is key! Non-verbal does not mean unintelligent! Check out this article from Liberty Voice, showing two different possibilities for communicating with your non-verbal child.
Just thought I’d share this information about an upcoming Autism Conference in June…
The University of Vermont will host the 17th annual Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Check it out here … National Autism Network