My disability does not impair my hearing and I am extremely bright.  

      Perhaps even brighter than you are.

  1. THOU SHALL NOT IGNORE ME TALK NEGATIVELY   

    ABOUT ME, SPEAK UNNATURALLY SLOW, OR ASK 

    QUESTIONS TO OTHERS IN THE ROOM THAT    

    PERTAIN TO ME.

  1. THOU SHALL BELIEVE IN ME AND HELP ME   

    BELIEVE IN MY SKILLS AND SELF WORTH.  NOTE  

    THE GOOD IN ME AND DO NOT MERELY POINT  

    OUT MY NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS.

      Believe in me and I will believe in myself.

  1. THOU SHALL NOT PERCEIVE ME AS DUMB.

      I am extremely intelligent. I do not learn in the same way as you, and  

     maybe not as quickly as you expect me to.  Have patience with me. 

     Once I recall information, I never forget.

  1. THOU SHALL NOT JUDGE MY BEHAVIOR

     I can get overstimulated in certain environments. I maybe hypersensitive 

     to sound and loud noises may hurt my ears.  Fluorescent lights are 

     distracting for me. Thea have a humming noise and can pulsate.  All the 

     noises in a room can blur together. Please make accommodations to         

     help me.

******All of the above come from the book(pages 12 and 13) Ten Commandments Of interacting with Kids On The Autism Spectrum And Related Commandments by Mari Nosal.

I AM SAYING GO BUY THE BOOK IF YOU NEED HELP IN THIS ARENA. THE PRICE IS EXTREMELY REASONABLE FOR GOOD ADVICE I PAID MORE FOR VERY POOR ADVICE 17 YEARS AGO THAT WAS SO FAR OFF.  I WAS TOLD TO PUT MY SON IN AN INSTITUTION. HE IS DOING GREAT NOW.

Now it is time to inventory my parental behavior after seventeen years.

Commandments

  1. Of course I have yelled.  I am human.  I try not and will try even harder.   Like the Ten Commandments, it is hard for anyone to be perfect.  The point I am taking away from this is if you are doing it all the time and never make an effort there needs to be huge changes.  I try very hard and still have to watch very hard.  It is not an easy task.  I hope this book does for you what I wish I had known.  Maybe then my learned behavior wouldn’t be like kicking smoking.
  2. Guilty.  Still do this some. Yet, did a lot when he was a child.  I think most parents do this out of concern and love instead of malice. Again, younger parents and teachers take the advice and wisdom.
  3. I always believed in my son.  Careful though with all those extra therapies.  My son Tanner asked, “Mom how stupid do you think I am?”  He thought I pictured him as dumb and needed to fix him.  I told him that I had problems when I was younger and I didn’t get help.  I told him I was trying to give him something I didn’t get to help me with the stress and strain.  Perceptions and Deceptions a slight tongue imbalance but oh how the emotions roll off so different!.

   

  1. See 3 tis the same to me.
  2. Guilty again.  I defer a little here.  I say these kids need to be held to a same high standard.  One has to get to know these kids well while working with to figure out when they are playing you and not.  I know I have seen my son play reading on 4th grade level and finally nailed him this summer on 11th grade using a MicroSoft 2010 Grade Reading Readability Calculator.  He still tried to wiggle out but now I have him in a regular History Class.  The school provided a one on one aide without me throwing a fit.  The schools have always been great when it comes to my son.  Maybe a couple of minor things but the schools rule for me. 

OVER ALL IT IS TIME TO BUY THIS BOOK...ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNGER MOMS.  SHORT STORY TIME TOO.

My son used to scream loud and piercing in the car.  I would pull over and check on him.  One automatic act was to turn off the radio.  When he got older and put two words together he said, “Music Off!”  By Ollamok

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