Autism and Mental Retardation
There are so many mis-conceptions about Autism. We all know how hurtful it is to find out someone assumed something about you based on something they saw, heard, or interpreted. Why would be any different for a person with Autism?
One serious mis-conception is that people with Autism are mentally retarded. The video below is one I have shared often, and I will share it for years to come because of the impact it has on peoples' view of those with Autism. Please take the 10 minutes to watch it...you will forever have a changed idea of Autism.
Carly's story is so amazing, and I hope you took the time to watch the video.
Carly's Dad said something so important in the video; he said he was horrified that all the years leading up to Carly being able to communicate, they talked about her like she wasn't there. What a terrible regret as her father, but think of how Carly felt all those years?
There are some children on the spectrum who seem more functioning than others. But regardless, being treated like a real person, not just something taking up space in a room, will give an individual with Autism the chance to shine. And I think you may be surprised by their light.
12/11/2013 08:49:03 pm
I love that video as well. So many people don't understand that Autism creates a communication barrier but it does NOT mean that their minds are not brilliant. It's just the getting it out part that inhibits their thoughts being conveyed.
12/11/2013 09:01:10 pm
Amy-Lyn! I have to tell you that I love reading your posts! You are an amazing mom! Caleb has grown so much since I saw him last! He is so cute and an obvious blessing from God! Blessings over you and your family.
12/11/2013 09:15:36 pm
Love that video! It gives me goosebumps every time I see it!
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