A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.
The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior.
As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment.
Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach.
I use my mind to solve problems and invent things.
I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants.
The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things.
My grandfather was an engineer who invented the automatic pilot for airplanes.
I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect.
It’s very important for the parents of young autistic children to encourage them to talk, or for those that don’t talk, to give them a way of communicating, like a picture board, where they can point to a glass of milk, or a jacket if they’re cold, or the bathroom. If they want something, then they need to learn to request that thing.