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This is my son and the inspiration for this web site. He has recently turned 20. He was diagnosed with Autism before his third birthday.  I believed that the early detection and the early educational intervention helped him dramatically.  I, like most parents had no idea what the word "Autism" meant. What I did was ask a lot of questions and do tons of research. I truly believe that anyone with an autistic person in there care was chosen for this task. Learn all you can, seek out all the support you need and get ready for the journey of a lifetime. You were chosen to be the caretaker of an angel. They need you to guide them and teach them and in return you will be rewarded with the gift of patience and the vision to see the simple things in life.

 His later teenage years were rough, he started having temper tantrums. He now takes some mild medication and it seems to have taken the edge off. Please, love these kids for who they are. If you were chosen as their caretaker , be proud, you have been entrusted with an Angel. When he was first diagnosed there was no internet so all my research was at the public library. Don't look for a miracle cure, for there aren't any. Be cautious with any type of treatment plan that you hear of. Today, there are vast resources on the web, with many people willing to help you and lead you down the right path. Good Luck to you and God Bless.

My Son, My Angel

 

You will never marry.......But you will never divorce

You will never have children.......But you will never lose a child

You will never go to college......But you will never have student loans

You may never work on your own......But you will lead a full life

You will never own a home......But you will never be jealous of those who do

You will be looked at as different ......And by God yes you are .......in a wonderful way

You will never know hate......You will never know racism

For the only colors of any concern to you......Are the ones in the Crayola box

Your smile lights up my day

You look at the world in a way I have never known

Seems to me, we are the different ones

Why do we hate......Why do we lie, steal and cheat

Did God make a mistake with us or is it genetic

I think that the numbers lie

It is more like 1 in 250 are Autistic

And 249 in 250 are disabled

If all humans were autistic

There would be no wars just peace

Son, you taught me patience

You taught me simplicity

  You are my Angel with Autism 

 

 

 

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DON'T MOURN FOR US

You didn't lose a child to autism. You lost a child because the child you waited for never came into existence. That isn't the fault of the autistic child who does exist, and it shouldn't be our burden. We need and deserve families who can see us and value us for ourselves, not families whose vision of us is obscured by the ghosts of children who never lived. Grieve if you must, for your own lost dreams. But don't mourn for us. We are alive. We are real. And we're here waiting for you.  
                                                                                      ~  by Jim Sinclair

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DISCLAIMER: This site is intended to provide basic information resources on Autism. It is not intended to, nor does it, constitute medical or other advice. The author of this web site is not a medical doctor. Readers are warned not to take any action with regard to medical treatment or otherwise based on the information on this web site or links without first consulting a physician. This web site does not necessarily endorse any of the information obtained from any of the links on this page or links that other pages may lead you to. Neither does this web site promote or recommend any treatment, therapy, institution or health care plan. The information contained in this site is intended to be for your general education and information only and not for use in pursuing any treatment or course of action. Ultimately, the course of action in treating a given patient must be individualized with their doctor.

Angels with Autism      February 2002      Last updated on 04/11/2004