Mothering a child with a disability: some choose it, most don’t.
Many say, “I’m not strong enough” and deliberately choose to terminate the life of a child with special needs.
But fortunately for others, no prenatal screening can detect Autism, there are no physical que at birth and it is only time that reveals the beauty of Autism.
10 years ago, few knew what Autism was and even less were diagnosed. Today, however, 1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls is diagnosed with Autism. Still, very little is known what causes Autism and each day they are discovering more about this mystifying pattern of development.
I, myself know little about Autism, except that, like individuals with Down Syndrome, each is unique and created by God equipped with their own talents and abilities.
Happy World Autism Day!
Insight for Living Special Needs Blog: Written by Colleen Swindoll-Thompson (Daughter of Chuck Swindoll) who has a son with Autism
The Down Syndrome-Autism Connection
Temple Grandin A great movie about Temple Grandin who is one of the top scientists in the Humane Livestock Handling Industry.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: I have never seen this film myself, but my sister-in-law strongly recommends it for understanding a bit about Aspergers Syndrome.
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