Today's resource is an amazing website: Interacting With Autism.
The site is divided into three separate sections: Understanding, Treating, and Living With - all designed to help you (and your child) navigate the frequently confusing world of the autism spectrum.
Understanding takes us on a journey covering causes, diagnosis, parental perspectives and perspectives of people on the spectrum to help us get a good, rounded picture of where this is coming from and how we've slowly been accumulating knowledge to aid us in identifying therapies that work.
Treating delves more into specific therapies and what's being currently done to assist those on the spectrum with living to their incredible potential.
Living With talks more about building community with other autism families, and shares many personal accounts and parent-to-parent advice. It also has several links helpful to adults on the spectrum who are trying to build their social skills and engage the world around them.
This site has an enormous amount of good, practical information and it's organized in an easy-to-access and understand manner. I'd planned to give it an hour of my time and ended up spending an entire evening and a few more hours the next day on it - and then passing it along.
Check it out - you'll be glad you did!
|Ellie's journey with her son David has been one of joy, patience and discovery - one that changed the very framework in which she used to view autism. Through David's eyes, she's learned that an autism diagnosis isn't the end of the world - it's just the beginning of an interesting new one.|
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