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If I can't talk, How can I tell you I'm in pain?

When my Boo was little boy and we didn’t yet know he had autism he used to get rampant tonsillitis. I would take him to the Doctor, get the antibiotics and then fail hopelessly at getting him to take them (because he was so sensitive to taste and smell) so the infection would escalate into something even stronger and more painful. Even with this septic mess of a throat, Boo would continue to run around and play until suddenly he would go pale and listless. I would take him back to the Doctor only to see him CRINGE as he examined the tonsils and say “They are VERY infected” then look at me like I was the worst mother in the world, write a new prescription and say firmly “complete the course” as if I was deliberately neglectful.

 I eventually found a way to get him to take his medicine (wrapped up in a towel like a cat) but it took a bit longer for me to realise that our kids do not know how to “act sick” Everybody has a different pain threshold, and Autistic people feel pain to the sa…

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So, What is Autism?

I am not a psychologist or behavioural specialist or a Psychiatrist.

I'm a parent and I have two teenagers with Autism who are almost adults.

So, I am not going to talk about the triad of impairments or assessment scales etc etc.

What I can tell you is that Autism is a sensory disability in which everything a person sees, hears, feels, tastes and smells is distorted.

They may see every strand of hair on your head individually with more detail than a dandruff commercial, hence the need to push your hair off your face.

And your eyes might be so distracting that they have to look away, in order to pay attention.

Originally Posted by Lisa Domican - onHammiesays - Tales from the World of Extreme Parenting.

They may taste food in individual components that make the slightest change to the recipe seem like an entirely different food.

Touch can be too light to feel or too intense to bear, or both!
And sound most unfortunately can be very distorted, either because they hear everything and…

Grace App Workshop online NOW

Would you like to learn more about enabling a non-speaking person to communicate with Grace App? Well finally, after 6 years I have a set of 3 short and easy to follow video lessons on line..