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Posted by Willow on December 26, 2001, at 21:09:50

In reply to re: Toe-Walking Dinah, posted by IsoM on December 26, 2001, at 13:38:32

I too have been following this thread as my favourite cousin who will be turning 11 soon has autism, or probably asperger's. He was very late to start talking and that was with the help of professionals. My brother was also a late talker. My middle child was didn't talk much as an infant, but as she got older I've realised this is her choice. She isn't a big talker and talks slowly but is very mature in some of her perceptions of human relations though she doesn't crave them the same way as my other children.

When she was an infant I was concerned about autism because of some of her behaviour and had mentioned this in a conversation with her kindergarten teacher (she now in grade 2) who had replied that she understood why I would have thought this.

Many of the traits described someone in the family has, we also have schizophrenia which shows up later than the norm, in the mid-30's.

I think my reason for enjoying my cousin's company so easily is his intolerance for loud noices which I share, and others. I believe that we have come a long way with treatment including medications relating to the brain, but we still have so much further to go.

My opinions are the product of a happy dysfunctional family with a slightly different gene pool. As we get older these traits aren't as important to diagnose but to learn to live with, but for the young ones a diagnosis is needed so that they can recieve the assistance they need.

Whistling Willow




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