Recently, I discussed some tips on traveling without your autistic child. I specifically discussed how I had attended my annual writer’s conference in San Francisco and how I dealt with leaving my child for several days.
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What happens when another parent contests your child’s autism?
You wouldn’t think I’d have to bring up this topic, except that this issue has happened to me.
What have I observed about cultural differences and autism?
One time when we were traveling we were sitting on one of those airport shuttle buses with a woman who said she was teacher in an overseas school. It was a Middle Eastern country. The woman said there was a campus for all students of different ages.
This week I’m in San Francisco attending the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. I have attended this conference for six straight years.
How do I travel and yet leave my child with autism at home?
Besides the six times I’ve been to this conference, I’ve only been away from my child (for longer than one night) one other time which was a week away with friends.
In my last blog, I discussed a few situations where our child with autism had trouble with the unexpected. I explained how he would tell us that something was unexpected and we would talk to him and usually get him to try things.
This blog may be more appropriate for older children with autism and/or those children with the ability to communicate. And, not only communicate, but do it very well.
How do children with autism deal with the unexpected?
When you should change your child’s school approach?
This blog is part two (read Autism Evaluations: Part 1) of my rant against pediatricians who do not listen to your concerns about your child AND the California Regional Centers who attempt to pre-screen your child over the phone.
I’ll repeat this statement:
This topic is near and dear to my heart. I have much to say which will take place in two blogs.
I’ll begin with a rant:
Do not let a regional center (if you live in the state of California) turn you away if you have a concern about your child and autism. Do not let them screen your child over the phone!
And, do not let your pediatrician blow off your concerns.