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Posted by LB on May 29, 2000 at 16:54:54:

In Reply to: Is this really autism? posted by Shari on May 23, 2000 at 09:53:54:

Reading your message was like me describing my son about one year ago. He is now 5 years
old and was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome (a form of autism) last December. He had
been in an intensive program of speech therapy, ocupational therapy and observation by a
psychologist and psychometrist to find the best way for him to learn. What I found at the end of
it all shocked me because I sure wasn't expecting a diagnoses like that. I thought he was just
going to be little slower at learning things. My son's fear of sounds especially the vacuum seem
almost absurd to me but are very real to him. He is now in junior kindergarten and the noise can
be very unbearable for him but he is learning to cope with it. That is the thing with this particular
diagnoses is that the children are very teachable and often become successful in their particular
field of interest. I have only just started trying these diets that you will hear mentioned so
couldn't tell you if they might help or not. And of course every child is different! I've also been
told that there is a vitamin regimen specific to Aspergers children to replace a deficiency but
don't know any more about that. If there is anyone with more info it would be appreciated.

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