Not Even Being a Child Psychologist Prepared Me for a Child with Autism

 

 

l and j pass

redbook.com

 

I worked so hard to get parents to see their child’s perspective. The child’s anxiety had become unbearable, and the parent needed to bear part of that burden with patience.

What I couldn’t fully see until it happened to me, was the larger burden placed on the parents.

2 thoughts on “Not Even Being a Child Psychologist Prepared Me for a Child with Autism”

  1. Hi, I’m glad your son is young. Our son who was diagnosed with Asperger’s back in 1997, (3 years after Asperger’s was first officially recognized on the spectrum). He is now 30. He grew up during the advent of the personal computer and the internet. After we purchased a computer in 1996 our son immediately gravitated to it. He now has a associates degree in information technology and owns his own home. Mom and dad our light years behind our son in understanding computers and the internet world. In March of 2012 our home was raided by a SWAT team. We now know that many of those on the spectrum, who are around our son’s age, get into various kinds of trouble on the internet. DOJ can’t wait to punish him with many years in prison even though he hasn’t harmed anyone. Mom and dad know that our son will be harshly punished because he was born with a developmental disorder. As psycologist Ami Klin has stated to another family going through the same thing, “incarcerating someone on the spectrum would be the cruelist thing.” Due to your age we know that you are probably have enough technicle knowledge to install effective filters on your family comuter/s. Please implore your clients to do the same! The american criminal justice has little interest of those on the spectrum.

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