Running Head: Autism Week 4
Autism Week 4
Autism Week 4
I feel a great admiration for parents of autistic children are struggling with emotions behind working and living with autism in children and their children with autism. Parents of autistic children deserve all the support and assistance they can get. A conversation with Elizabeth I learned that autism affects not only for each child, but it also affects the entire family. I didn't know the range of emotions that are parents. I realized that it was difficult to have an autistic child, but I don't know, it's also a grueling, overwhelming and heartbreaking. I am thankful for all the kids, I worked with and I treasure every day that I spent with them. Being a parent of one is definitely a very painful and devastating experience.
I feel sad for the couples who are going through this experience.
I wish that one day we will be able to find the true cause and cure of Autism and put an end to this heartbreaking saga. Though I must say I feel blessed for having known each and every one of the autistic individuals I work with, for they may live in a world all their own but, every so often they let you in and that is a blessing.
JC started kindergarten in 2005 when he was 5 years old. In early February 2005 a speech and language assessment was carried out by a Speech Pathologist. His school because of inability to understand and follow instructions in the classroom referred him. He was assessed as having a Severe Language Disorder. In late February 2005 a Psychologist gave JC, a WPPSI-R.
Again the school because of academic and language problems referred him (Mash & Barkley,