Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Reading: Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Presently reading the book 'Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew' by Ellen Notbohm.

It's an easy read yet some of the stuff inside are really an eye opener. Out of the ten points, I found the first one to be quite inspiring. To see autism as only one aspect of the child and to see him as a person. However, when we use the term, people tend to focus on it and already have preconceived ideas - mostly negative.

As a result, we decided last night not to label him or refer to him as "autistic".

Anyway, the book has loads of other useful tips and I am going through it all over again. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for parents of autistic children or for that matter, for anyone who interacts with an autistic person or if you simply want to understand what 'Autism' is all about.

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