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3 times a special needs child did the perfect thing, and they had no idea what I was going through

https://savannahhardcastle.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/3-times-a-special-needs-child-did-the-perfect-thing-and-they-had-no-idea-what-i-was-going-through/

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Dr. Wendy Ross

Dr. Wendy Ross, a pediatrician founded a nonprofit company, Autism Inclusion Resources. The company teaches children with autism and their families skills that would make the world less scary. She was sad to hear stories about families avoiding social outings such as a ball game, a theme park, etc. in fear of having a disastrous outing. Ross also works with people who may encounter autistic individuals and their families. She educates stadium personnel, airline employees, and museum docents, making them aware of the challenges these families face.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/19/living/cnnheroes-ross/

Signs of Autism

The signs of autism are:

  • not responding to one’s name
  • no smiles or any other expression
  • not repeating words or phrases
  • loss of speech
  • stop talking
  • withdrawing away from other people
  • no gestures
  • throwing tantrums randomly
  • sensitivity to sounds, light, textures, touch, and smells
  • lack of emotion
  • flapping around
  • rocking back and forth

Here’s more on the early signs of autism in childhood:

http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Early-Signs-Autism-27331532

How brain responds to hugs that could lead to a better autism diagnosis:

https://www.yahoo.com/health/seeing-how-the-brain-responds-to-hugs-could-lead-104168308312.html

Woman diagnosed with autism at age 21:

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/13/woman-diagnosed-with-autism-at-age-21/

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article62194432.html