Recently, I happened to catch an interview on TV that I found very intriguing regarding a mom and her autistic daughter . . . maybe this is old news, but I can't help feeling that if I had an autistic child, I would want to learn about their journey. Hopefully, you'll find this of value as I did, which is why I'm sharing it. In a nutshell, the mother watched an interview airing on "60 Minutes" years ago about a woman who taught severe Autistic children to communicate. She took her 6 year old daughter (at that time) for training and the results appear to be remarkable, as is what the mother discovered about her daughter . . . she was in fact "in there". The mother and daughter have even written a book together titled, I Am In Here "View autism through the perspective of a non-verbal 14-year-old autistic girl, Elizabeth. Her mother, Virginia, explains how Elizabeth overcomes the challenges of autism". Click here for the Amazon.com link to learn more about their book.
I would love to hear from parents out there that may have encountered this type of training for the severely autistic . . . what are your thoughts? What are your experiences? What have you tried in love and desperation to help your sweet little ones navigate a sometimes difficult world?
Thank you for indulging me . . .