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Posted by Vanessa on September 05, 2000 at 14:38:47:

In Reply to: Haven't you ever heard of posted by use to come here alot, what the heck has happened? on September 05, 2000 at 05:50:31:

: : Tisha he also wants to know how far apart your son takes his hands before he brings them back to clap, and if your son is holding them up to his face, and how close to his face.

: It's pretty obvious to me he's doing the hand clapping for sensory needs. Look into Sensory Integration Therapy please. Ask your OT about it.

The question is which modality is he trying to stimulate. Also, are his sensory "needs" something he should be responding to? Obeying his sensory needs doesn't seem to be doing him any good, does it? Any more than bashing her head against windows is doing Emma any good. Let's not kid ourselves that just because they want to do it, and because the healthcare professionals haven't got a clue how to stop them, it's good for them! Since when is it good for a tiny kid to have calloused hands? I don't accept that I should let Emma indulge in her headbashing because she needs it! I want to find a way to stop it! I still say you are an adult on the autistic spectrum, one person coming here under different guises.

You are afraid of what you're hearing, captivated but afraid. You can feel in your heart that something real is happening here and you aren't sure if you want to know what it is. I also think you ran the show here before and you resent the possibility of losing the illusion of control. You're a very lonely person, and if there is an answer you're going to be even lonlier because nobody's going to need your advice. This is your job in a manner of speaking, and if you are autistic, you certainly don't want to lose it. I don't think anyone real on this board is fooled by your constant exclamations of how unwise and dangerous it is to reveal an e-mail address.
You just don't want anyone to know who you really are.

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