ASAN: Autistic Self Advocacy Network; Therapeutic Intervention?

Matt Tremblay (story below)

Their website proclaims “Nothing About Us Without Us.” The first page is about advocacy, empowerment, and connection. To access: 

ASAN

There are also success stories, which show initiatives in on the state and national level which benefit persons with autism. Such as this one: Ohio State Center Gets Health Access to Autistic Adults

There are many who are autistic who see it as just another way of perceiving the world, rather than a disability. But the neuro-typical (not autistic) parents of infants and children with autism almost unanimously seek for therapies for their children which will enable them to function in the predominantly neuro-typical world. And in some cases, the children have been able to re-pattern their ways of perceiving and relating and become neuro-typical.

A New York Times Magazine story explores this phenomenon. It would appear that some children outgrow autism on their own, some re-pattern themselves with the aid of intensive therapy, and other remain autistic despite intensive therapy: The Kids Who Beat Autism 

Picture and Matt Tremblay’s story: Families and Autism, Jan. 19, 2015 

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