Yesterday (Monday) the show The View dedicated the entire hour to Autism. Toni Braxton was guest co-host and apparently her son was recently given the diagnosis. I didn't see the entire show (hope to watch a tape soon) but you can see a listing of all the guests and information about them, some video clips from the show and also information on Autism organizations here. Check it out!
It's always emotional for me to watch people dealing with their child getting a diagnosis of Autism. It brings back so many memories. I also have a hard time watching older Autistic kids. I either look at them and think that I'm totally unprepared to deal with what life may bring my way, or I see that they seem "cured" and am extremely skeptical. I try not to analyze my feelings too much and just tell myself that every child is different and we'll just have to see how Lowell's life plays out.
Speaking of Mr. Lowell. After getting over a 10 day cold, he is feeling better and is certainly back in action. He is starting to request a lot and seems to get the gist that when he asks for something, he gets it!!! He is usuing more verbal requesting and just more words in general. He is beginning to understand the power of language. This is very exciting!!!
We have a conference with Lowell's teachers this afternoon for his Autism Day Treatment program. It will be fun to hear about the progress that they are seeing. More on that afterward...