By Kim Rossi
Yesterday, at 6:15am, I woke to the sound of my daughter's bed moving around the floor. Uh oh! The Exorcist, you might worry? No. We couldn't get that lucky. There's no priest to call with autism. I knew instantly that she was looking for one of her dozen papers. And that my morning was fully underway.
Many years ago, she started requesting screen shots of YouTube videos. Mostly classic Sesame Street, Elmo's World, Blue's Clues, Between The Lions and Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Think PBS Kids back in 1998. Printing full sized photos was costing a fortune in ink. A smart, young staffer suggested I copy the photos into WORD, shrink them, and then print them much smaller. "GREAT!" And then, autism took over. The idea worked SO WELL that my daughter began asking for more, and more, and more. They serve a purpose for her. There is an order that you or I can't see. And she KNOWS when she is missing one paper, and often when a single, tiny photo falls off.
And we're back to the bed moving around her floor. "Where's the cat? Where's the cat?" Sometimes I can find the 1/4" square with tape on the floor. Mostly I have to pray she can give me enough information to find the video clip and print a new picture. Yesterday, I got lucky. Buy a Power ball lottery ticket lucky. She said, "Cat. Sesame Street. Moon." AH HA! That's "Hey Diddle Diddle" from Sesame Street with Edgar Turtle who plays the banjo! Sure enough, I pulled up the video, she smiled and said, "CAT." Cat-astrophe averted!
Few people understand the level of detail it takes to help an autistic person. Most AofA readers know. Tell me something only you can do for your child. And how you hope to translate it for someone else.
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
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Based on over one hundred studies in the peer-reviewed literature that consider vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations. Each of these studies is analyzed and put in context of the difference in health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated infants, children, and adults. Given the massive push to vaccinate the entire global population, this book is timely and necessary for individuals to make informed choices for themselves and their families.