Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University and was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She is an author, autism advocate, and her story was depicted in the 2010 HBO movie, “Temple Grandin,” starring Claire Daines. Dr. Grandin has overcome enormous challenges during her life, and was once quoted as saying that if she could snap her fingers and become non-autistic, she would not do it because autism “is part of who I am.”
Echolalia is defined as the immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, which is often one of the symptoms of autism. This video demonstrates an example of a three year old child with autism exhibiting classic echolalia. In addition to the repetitive speech, the child is unresponsive when a question is posed to him. The parent who uploaded this video has confirmed an autism diagnosis.
This is a video about Taylor Morris’ experience with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. At age 2, Taylor was diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum and given little hope of having a happy, independent life. Now, at age 17, she is a top student, an athlete, and a creative artist.
Short video piece showing that what neurotypical people see, feel, taste, touch, and hear can be quite different from what those with autism experience.
This video beautifully articulates those sensory challenges:
This autism video is part of a series of autism videos from a half-hour special on autism. This segment is very informative and gives the signs, symptoms, and characteristics of autism at an early age. Autism can be diagnosed in children as young as 12 months old. This is extremely important because the studies have shown that the earlier treatment and therapy can begin, the better chance of success for that child later in life.
When autism is suspected in a young child, common things to look for include:
Mickies progress on the SCD Diet and Antifungal and Antiviral protocol. I made this video a few weeks after making dietary changes and starting him on antifungal and antiviral therapy. Autistic enterocolitis is a inflamarory bowel disease identified by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Mickie still has bad days, but the self injurious behaviors have all but disappeared Mickies progress on the SCD Diet and Antifungal and Antiviral protocol.
Did You Know?
* In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
* Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
* Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
* 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
* 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
* Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide
* The estimated healthcare costs of someone with autism over their lifetime is $3.2 million
Autism strikes a family’s heart, soul and wallet. Estimates by The Autism Society puts a lifetime of care for an autistic child at $3.2 million. Autism parents know firsthand the brutal toll to the family coffers of therapies that can run $40,000 to $50,00 per year. Families tangle with insurance companies, invariably ending up with […]