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Posted by G-ma Katie on August 03, 2000 at 20:53:09:

In Reply to: Re: DIET & VITAMINS posted by Zaskia Diaz on August 03, 2000 at 20:36:32:

Dear Zaskia,
It is ok to cry. I know somewhat how you feel - although it is my grandson, not my son, who is autistic, but I watch my son cry several times. A few times were sad tears and a few times were happy tears as he saw accomplishments that Jake made and once just thanking me for being a wonderful help and support for him and his wife and Jake. But cry and then focus on what you can do to help Jose. Spend a lot of time hugging and talking to him and get him to continue to say new words and to look at you. Try to get him to use muscles that he doesn't usually use. Help him ride a tricycle or run with him or jump, and when he is a little tired, that is the time to teach him or get him to focus on what you are doing.
The TMG (with folic acid) is great. Just keep doing everything you can to help Jose. Read all the information that you can get. This disorder requires trial and error because each case is different and what works with one child might not work with yours. But don't give up. The fact that Jose talks some and shows affection is a good sign. Hold onto that and keep trying. Good Luck.


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