What is autism?
Autism is characterised by pervasive impairment in various areas of development including delays in learning to talk, play and interact with others. Some children have only mild impairments, whilst others have bigger obstacles to overcome. All however have difficulty in communicating verbally, relating to others and the world around them, and behaving and thinking flexibly.
Autism has been deemed incurable by orthodox medicine and we are told ‘there is nothing that can be done to assist the child’ (other than early intervention therapies).
I make no apology for saying mainstream medicine is completely wrong. There is a great deal of information available based on a common sense approach that parents have in abundance where their offspring are concerned.
As parents we must learn to trust our instincts. No matter what our GP or paediatrician says, if our child has restricted themselves to the same 2-3 foods, we know something is amiss.
If our child does not babble at 12-15 months, point, smile, chuckle, we know something is amiss. If our child has black shadows under the eyes, red ears and cheeks, suffers from continual diarrhoea or constipation, we know something is amiss.
If our child cannot sleep and is utterly miserable or bangs his/her head, we know most definitely something is amiss and we and our child need help urgently.
We must not wait and see because developmentally impaired kids do not grow out of these symptoms. They are dependent on us to make the right choices for them, and I can promise you choices are available.
There is so much learning to do if we are to give our children the chance of a better happier life.. it is the most rewarding journey we will ever undertake.
Autism is manageable and indeed many children are now leaving their autism diagnosis behind to lead independent lives. Learn how.
Autism, known as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), is a broad term used to describe a number
of clinically similar yet distinct medical diagnosis which share
a core of symptoms.
The terms most frequently
(Attention Deficit Disorder)
(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
(Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified)
(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)