Life With Autism


Seen in the Times.

Posted by Lawrence Gordon on December 3, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Still the same old story.I was not surprised to read at the weekend, in the Times of London, about another family who knew their son had a problem in development: autism. Again and again they were told there was no problem. Fortunately for the son the parents persisted having first alerted the health visitor when the boy was 8 weeks old.

This is and has been all to common in my experience collecting anecdotal evidence from parents. In my book 'Andrew Give us a Kiss' I wrote of similar problems we had convincing the nurses, doctors and paediatricians that our son had a problem.

The mother of the boy concerned in the newspaper article, Clare Lawrence, has written a book too called' Explaining Autism Spectrum Disorder'.

If I may quote her, Clare was told for years that there was nothing wrong with her son. She 'totally agrees because there is nothing wrong with having autism: but it is a difference'. Very refreshing comment.



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Reply debrajayne
12:09 PM on September 24, 2011 
Ive just joined this site and flicking through the topics it feels like im turning pages to the book of my i just feel absolutely engrosed in reading the topics, i have to say each topic i read i feel there is the bells ringing in my head of oh my god that happened to me...why is it us parents see and know when something isnt quite right yet we get ignored continuously when trying to get help.