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10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Last updated on May 8th, 2019 at 10:45 pm

I listen...I just can't understandOnce upon a time, the politically correct way to refer to someone with a mental disability was to use a term like moron or idiot.  At the time these were actual medical terms with specific criteria.  Today we are moving away from labeling a child as “autistic” and using “a child with autism” since autism is just one part of this child’s persona.  This phrase tops the list of 10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm of South Florida Parenting.

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Editor’s Note:  For every parent or caregiver of a child with special needs, this list is invaluable!  Thanks to Rosie Reeves for bringing this to us.  Here’s an excerpt from 10 Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew :

I am a concrete thinker. I interpret language literally. It’s very confusing for me when you say, “Hold your horses, cowboy!” when what you really mean is “Please stop running.” Don’t tell me it’s a “piece of cake” when there is no dessert in sight and what you really mean is, “This will be easy for you to do.” When you say, “It’s pouring cats and dogs,” I see pets coming out of a pitcher. Please just tell me, “It’s raining very hard.” Idioms, puns, nuances, double entendres, and sarcasm are lost on me.

The new edition of 10 Things will be available from Amazon on May 1st 2019….

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