Sunday, February 24, 2013

Autism Is Not a Parenting Fail

This is a great article.  I have included the first couple of paragraphs-

When my child was younger, everything seemed so hard. He didn't hold a bottle, sit up, walk or talk on the pediatrician's timeline. We did physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. I asked every provider I could, "Why does he repeat phrases?" "Why does he like playing with doors, but not toys? I asked, "Could it be autism? And they said no.

I was trying to help him eat. Why was eating hard for him? Why did he refuse solid foods? Why would he eat one brand of pureed green beans, but not another? Why did he never ask for food? People said he would eat if he was hungry enough. They said I was spoiling him.

Click HERE to read the whole story at HuffingtonPost.com

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