The first time I heard about Autism was 29 years ago, when I was studying special education. It opened up a whole new world for me. The institute where I studied had amazing teachers who specialized in autistic kids. The institute had a center for Autism but unfortunately, students were not allowed to do work experience there. Throughout my bachelor degree I did work experience anywhere between once to 3 times a week. But never in the autism center.
In my third year of studies, I had to choose a work experience placement again. Many organizations gave presentations in an attempt to convince us to join them for the year. Once again, work in the Autism Center was not on offer. I was disappointed because I felt a pull to work with autistic kids, or at least to learn more about them. In a very bold move, I specified the Autism Center as my first, second and third preferences for placement.
On the day placements were announced, the autism specialist teacher asked me why I asked for the Autism Center if it was not on the list of choices. I guess she wanted to see how serious I was. I told her it was something that scared me and I felt I had to give it a try. That seemed to work because the following week, I found myself at the center, which was in actual fact a school for children with severe autism. I was so shocked by the experience that it took me 3 days to realize I was actually there.
During my time there, I worked with the most beautiful 3 year-old kid. He was severally autistic. He repeated words and sentences, snapped his fingers in front of his face and did not communicate with me (or anyone else). His eyes never settled on my face, and he seemed to look right through me. It was as if he was looking inside me. My job was to teach him quantities, i.e. numbers and sequences from 1 to 5. It worked!
Over the years, I have worked with many kids diagnosed with autism. Sadly, the diagnosis is not always fitting. If you have ever seen a truly autistic child, you could never confuse them with a kid who has language difficulties or social challenges. After working with the severely autistic kids in the center, I have my doubts about whether children diagnosed as being on the “autism spectrum” are really autistic. I feel that there has been an influx in the diagnosis. This spectrum does a disservice to parents who have kids with both mild and severe symptoms.
The idea that autism is a result of some chemical imbalance is very common. This year, I have been exposed to a variety of treatment options. To many parents researching treatment, it can all look really confusing, but the point is that, autism can be cured!
I would like to refer you all to forms of therapies that can cure kids with autism. If this helps just one child, then I have done my job. Watch the videos below of real kids who battled and won. See them in a video of before and after. Keep the tissues close as you see parents getting their kids back after diets, supplements and chelation therapy.
If you have a child with autism or autistic behavior, never give up. Autism can be cured and autistic kids recover. Watch these videos, and any other videos that you can. Then decide for yourself if giving up is a good option.
You can get your child back and have a happy family too.
Personal “miracle cure” story
The science behind the cure of Autism
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