autism explained


Please take 5 minutes when you have time and watch this video. You won’t be wasting your time on this as you may on some of my other posts. It is also dear to my heart. I have a beautiful grandson who just turned 4, that is challenged by Autism. He is bright, loving and I cherish each moment I get to spend with him.

20 thoughts on “autism explained”

  1. SOMETIMES PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE MORE ABILITIES THAN THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT. THEY ALSO APPRICIATE LIFE MORE SO THAN THE REST OF US, AND THERE IS FAR LESS FRICTION WITHIN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. THEY ALSO DO NOT TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED LIKE MOST OF US DO. I GREATLY ADMIRE SEEING THEM GET ON BUSES, TRAINS, ELEVATORS, ETC.., AND ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE LEGALLY BLIND. WE REALLY DO NEED TO TAKE NOTICE!!!

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      1. He is currenty 6 years old. He’s doing okay. His OT therapy has been put on hold due to covid. But we enrolled him to online speech therapy sessions once a week. We’ve been reviewing the lessons at school and OT to reinforce this. We also tried different kinds of arts and crafts to keep him occupied :). Yup it’s challenging but it keeps me going 🙂

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      2. My son and daughter both work, and thankfully they both have great jobs, one is an accountant and the other in insurance claims for a big company. They have my grandson on a waiting list for a special needs school for autism (he wasn’t diagnosed with autism until about a year ago. Day care centers won’t keep him, (too many kids for him); so grandma have been babysitting for him. My daughter-in-law can work from home occasionally which helps. When he was born, she worked from home everyday, and he just stayed home with her. At first when he started going to a day care we thought his behavior was because he was just too use to staying home with mom. I thought something was wrong when he was around 2, he didn’t want to associate with family gatherings either. He’d isolate himself. Just now he has gotten closer to approaching me. One holiday last year we were outdoors and he just suddenly walked over and hugged my leg. I had been talking to him about a windmill in our yard he was interested in. When he grabbed my leg, It brought tears to my eyes. Finally a break through. My son said, on the way to our house that day he said….”I’m going to see papa”. He is very bright, just needs some training. He absolutely adores his 1 year old baby sister. Cam is 4 now. That was a great idea getting your son online speech therapy. COVID has added to the challenge. Hang in!! 🙂

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      3. He was diagnosed when he was almost 4 apart from autism he had sensory processing disorders. My husband and I work in opposite shifts so most of the time he was stuck with nursery rhymes which aggravated his condition. After he was diagnosed I.decided to work with the same shift as my husband so I can be with him during his therapy. The biggest milestone that we achieved was potty trained him.successfully. I never tried putting him to daycare Most of the time it was just us. We used to bring him to play rooms but then it’s still closed. Covid has certainly impacted our lives but it doesn’t hinder them to improve. 🙂

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  2. I’m very sorry that I have left some mistakes and typos in my “speedy” writing/comments because the system does not let me fix those mistakes!!! Next time will write my comment separately as a draft, and make sure – no typos!!! Cheers!

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      1. I HAVE HAD SOME TYPOS MYSELF, WE COULD FORM A TYPOSITIVE CLUB, AND IN ORDER TO JOIN, YOU ARE REEQUIRED TO HAVE AT LEAST MADE ONE TYPO, THAT IS BEING TYPOSITIVE. BEST OF JOURNALISTS HAVE AT LEAST ONE.

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  3. YOU NEVER KNOW WITH THESE THINGS, GRANDSON COULD GROW UP TO BE A VERY SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, OR EVEN ENTERTAIN A VAST AUDIENCE.

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  4. Autism is very various in characteristics, far not as simple as shown in this naive video. Doctors/researchers cannot nearly understand autism as they are only concentrated on physical brains… while our primary perceptions are initially brewing in minds – not in brains !! Every form of life has a mind, but not necessary brains. Many forms of life absolutely do not need brains, as they interact within and without their ever-changing environments way more intuitively than us – creatures with very big brains. Individuals who have that so-called autism are more super-sensitive to specific environmental conditions than the rest of others. This specific perception of specific conditions make autistic people behave differently. When others are insensitive to the same conditions as some autistic people are …this does not mean the insensitive people are “NORMAL” but autistic are NOT!! We, humans, are not the most perceptive among living creatures, moreover, our human sense-perceptions are quite badly undeveloped, and we try to compensate for these disabilities with technology… unlike animals we cannot see where we are without phones, maps, microscopes or telescopes, calculations and measurements etc., means we are not as intelligent as we wish to tthink!!! My point is that we have to learn from autistic people as they may sense deeper than any average person. We shall try to understand Why they sense something beyond our perceptions. We shall Never order them to behave like others!
    P.S. I was quite autistic since was born and still am. This was a great gift as I later come to realize. I do not mimic others, but I learn faster as it is a very highly intuitive work/process for me. . for instance, i can learn foreign languages “from the air” not by reading and writing.

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    1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!—WE COULD USE MANY MORE LIKE YOU IN OUR CLASSROOMS, AND I JUST BET YOU WE WOULD SEE READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC IMPROVE. WE NEED TO ADD ANOTHER DIMENSION TO EDUCATION AND THAT COMES FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF!!!

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    2. My grandson is very intelligent. Learns exceptionally quick. His greatest challenge is being in crowds, He’d rather be in another room alone or with a few kids than out in the room with a house full of guests. He has just recently gotten where he will come by my side, grab a leg or hand. Otherwise……..he does great. Speaks when he wants to speak. I think we’ll find out some hidden talents soon, there is already evidence of that. My son, said his (my grandson’s) IQ is greater than his, and he has a high IQ. Thanks for responding back.

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      1. I still have problems when with must stay with other people especially when they are loud – it’s a common torture for me. Some sounds hurt me, all over… Dear A. L. Luttrell ! Your precious grandson would need to know well that he is not the only one who cannot stand specific conditions in our highly artificial environments, including dealing with many people !!! He needs to know that outstanding philosophers, great scientists, musicians and artists (mathemtaicians too) have been this way! Many great talents must stay alone often as they need their own private place for saving their concentration on what they work or think about. In classical psychology these “shy” people are called introverts. All truly genius talents are AUTISTIC, one way or another – if those who love and enjoy to entertain very loud crowds are called “geniuses” – it is amost always a colossal flatter 🙂 Your dearest grandson needs to learn to be comfortable with himself and on his own, without mimicking behavior of others, joining their speedy activities and games. He just unless to make sure he is polite enough when he leaves the crowded room. BLESSINGS

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      2. I ONCE HAD AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR THAT IMPRESSED THE HELL OUT OF ME. PROFESSOR HOWARD WAS LEGALLY BLIND, ALWAYS HAD A SERVICE DOG, MARRIED, AND RAISING A DAUGHTER. I SHALL NEVER FORGET HER FOR HER DETERMINATION AND COURAGE.

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  5. I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THESE ISSUES, BY LATE BROTHER FROM MY LATE MOTHER’S FIRST MARRIAGE WAS RETARDED. HE WAS NOT BORN THAT WAY, BUT THE DOCTORS DAMAGED HIS BRAIN OVER HIS LEFT EYE, WHEN THE WERE DELIVERING HIM BY BEING AN INSTRUMENT BABY. MY MOTHER DID NOT DISCOVER THIS UNTIL HE WAS SIX YEARS OLD. HE WAS 23 YEARS OLDER THAN ME. I LOVE HIM DEARLY, BUT WAS THROUGH OUT MY LIFE SAD THAT WE COULD NOT HAVE THE KIND OF RELATIONSHIP OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS HAD, AS HE ONLY HAD A MENTAL CAPACITY OF A FOUR TO FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE.

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