April 1st, is that day that many of us dread. Will we be tricked or will we impose a trick on someone else?
Now because of the current climate within our communities and world in general, the joke seems to be on us all. There will be no pranks to play on anyone, if you are being socially responsible and socially distant from others and I hope you truly are.
So instead of doing a whole write up on practical jokes and such, I decided to go in the exact opposite direction.
Instead of bemoaning my isolation, I decided to learn something new!
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic, caught my eye.
Now let's be clear, this is not a clinician's book, it is the story of a young man, who with the help of his family and a diagnosis of autism, is trying to find his way in the world. Michael is very blessed in that his level of autism is high functioning in the ASD (autism spectrum disorder) scale. The things he does are not things that all autistic children will be able to do. His parents learn how to integrate Michael's abilities with his inabilities. This makes for a very adaptable world for Michael. Not all autistic children are that "lucky". There are so many different levels of autism and we just don't understand all of it. We are making great progress, but there is still much that we don't understand.
Most of you will remember the movie Rain Man (starring Dustin Hoffman), that was my first real glimpse at autism. His level of autism is called Savant. Savants are another whole level of Autism. Yet it is so much more complicated and varied than what was presented here.
There are so many different levels of Autism
Reading This Book Has Helped
If you want to learn more..........
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