Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Headlines

My husband is a graduate of Indiana University (BA, ’72, MLS, ’74) and we receive the school’s alumni magazine. In the most recent edition (November/December 2009) was yet another article about the prevalence – “The Tidal Wave” – of autism diagnoses today.

Despite the increase, diagnosis is dependent on behaviors and there is no cure. An interesting point in the article is the fact that “everyone on the spectrum has a unique combination of symptoms... ‘If you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism.’”

My son’s struggle in social situations that comes as a result of his Nonverbal Learning Disorder, might strike a familiar chord with some readers. Others might identify to a lesser extent; still others not at all.

But I hope that some of what I’ve been writing is helpful to some parents or some young adults that are following this. As this blog becomes more widely read, I believe we will uncover strategies that will help each other.

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