Just to let you know that I, Sara Luker, have put forth my best efforts in presenting what I have learned about autism, and sharing the stories of those who have gone before us.
My first teaching assignment was in a public school for children with severe and profound disabilities. Looking back 30 years, I realize that along with Sonny, many of these children were on the autism spectrum. Autism was well-known in Europe at that time, but not in the United States.
Hearing the words “this child has autism,” parents are often shell-shocked. Then, in the face of so many more questions racing through their minds, the doctor says, “Just go online and read everything you can about autism.” Yes, disturbingly this kind of professional advice is given to too many of our families. This material will give you a good start.
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