|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.