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Shadowing a New Doc Starting Today

I have to leave in a few minutes. This doc specializes in children with autism. I'm told she is quite excellent at working with parents. I am very curious and have an assortment of ideas and theories that I'd like to test against the real thing. Hello autists!

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bobby1933
Jan. 10th, 2012 07:35 pm (UTC)
Hello autists.
Hello.
liveonearth
Jan. 11th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: Hello autists.
I'm so glad you're on my FL. Only saw 3 autists today, one age 2.5, one 3+, both digging intently around in the toys but avoiding eye contact. Doc was able to get both of them to interact but only a very little. The 3+ year old was speaking in 5 word sentences, when 6 months ago wasn't speaking at all. The other one was age 5 and pretty much not displaying any characteristics of autism anymore. More like he's turned into a direct and social but impulsive and hyperactive fellow. Fascinating to watch how the doc works. Will learn a lot. The rest of the patients were adults wanting IV therapy for various reasons---immune boost before travel, heavy metal chelation, porphyria, etc.
bobby1933
Jan. 11th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
Re: Hello autists.
When i was a child autism was not on the radar of most people and Asperger's syndrome was not even hypothesized until i was about 12. So i was simply a "strange little kid," and i was mostly o.k. with that. I never even thought about autism until i was nearly 75 and i read Tim Page's New Yorker article about his "strangeness" which, for the first time, gave my own "strangeness" a name.
liveonearth
Jan. 11th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Re: Hello autists.
That's pretty wild. I know one fellow who figured out a name for his own condition at age 50 but you've got him beat. Here's to being strange!
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