About Autism Spectrum Disorder…a kid friendly explanation
Autism is a spectrum disorder (ASD) that causes some people’s brains to work in a unique way. Kids with (ASD) experience the world differently than other children and therefore, it may cause them to act and behave in ways that seem strange or unusual. Many kids with ASD have difficulty talking, understanding, playing, learning, and making friends. In addition, they often may have trouble with their senses including the way they see, hear, smell, taste, and feel things in the world. This makes it much more difficult for them to do the things that come to others so easily. This does not mean that they are bad or dumb; it just means that they are different. Some kids can be mildly affected and don’t have too many concerns but there are others who can be very affected and may need a lot of help.
THE CHANGE MODEL
Did you ever notice that when someone uses the word YOU, as in “You are always late!” it draws you into a defense mode? A “fight or flight” response is usually predictable. Using the word YOU and ALWAYS OR NEVER to address an individual when a conflict arises is a sure invitation for a fight. Continue reading
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Pamela Ann Glassman leapt to her death from her father’s 15th-story window. She was 34, a psychotherapist, the eldest of five children — and a woman tormented by inner demons. read more at The Miami Herald
I read the blog written by Liza Long with heartfelt sympathy and interest. I too am a mother of a daughter who suffered from mental illness. No, she was not a murderer, a criminal or an evil person. She was a loving devoted daughter, sister, friend and clinical therapist holding both a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and Ph.D. in psychology. She loved life, her work, her patients, her family and her friends. She was sick and suffered from Bipolar I Disorder for ten years before she leaped to her death on July 2, 1998. She was thirty-four years old. Continue reading