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Thursday, September 27, 2012

I found this interview in Psychology Today with Julia Bascom to be incredibly insightful and thought provoking, and thus wanted to share. I have to add, the reference to Lovaas though understandable is dismissive. Lovaas pioneered the concept that people with autism could be be taught. It was a turning point in how behaviourists, psychologists and parents (who already knew this) approached the potential for autistic people. I am clear with Harri's ABA therapists I am not aiming for indistinguishuable. That is never going to happen. I am all for embracing and accepting my son and daughter for who they are.

 Particular powerful for me in the article is the idea of 'moving' forward towards the person with autism rather than always expecting them to move towards us. This sentiment influences my interactions with my children every day for the betterment of us all.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-love-wisdom/201209/respecting-autism

3 comments:

  1. Hi – Will you please post a link to your important Blog at The Autism Community at vorts.com? Our members will really appreciate it.
    Members include: Those living with Autism, parents of children with autism, their families, friends, support groups, etc.
    It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also add Articles, News, Photos, and Videos if you like.
    Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you. I hope you consider sharing with us.
    Please feel free to share as often and as much as you like.
    The Autism Community: http://www.vorts.com/autism/
    Thanks,
    James Kaufman, Editor

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    1. Hi James, I cant see where to add the link at the page but please feel free to add my blog on my behalf.

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  2. Hi James, will check out the page and ad link. That;s for the invite.

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