*Encouragement is the best medicine to give someone. If I were to pick any gift to have in helping others, that would be the one*

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Taylor's Story: What is it Like Being on the Autism Spectrum?

This movie is really powerful in helping someone understand Aspergers Syndrome.  At age 2, Taylor was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.  At age 17 she is a top student, athlete, and creative artist.  What is interesting to me is how she got there.  Someone had to step in and intervene.  Her mom sought interventions in Taylor's early years.

She gives her own experiences and examples such as:

1. Troubles with communicating
2. How's I'm different today
3. Tactile sensitivities
4. Sudden sounds
5. Associations
6. The great disconnect
7. Advice to parents from an Aspergers
8. Explains negative behavior in Aspergers kids
9. Stresses the importance of opening doors while your kid is young.
10. What she likes about her life with Aspergers

Taylor just wants people to know there is hope.  Start helping them when they are young.  Check out the video and let me know what you think!  :)

You can visit her website HERE.

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