Christmas 2010

High Functing Autism

People with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome do not have the delayed language development that's typically found in people with autism. In addition, people with high-functioning autism have average or above average intelligence. However, they may show other behaviors and signs similar to what's seen with other types of autism: delay in motor skills lack of skill in interacting with others little understanding of the abstract uses of language, such as humor or give-and-take in a conversation obsessive interest in specific items or information strong reactions to textures, smells, sounds, sights, or other stimuli that others might not even notice, such as a flickering light Unlike people with other forms of autism, people with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome want to be involved with others. They simply don't know how to go about it. They may not be able to understand others' emotions. They may not read facial expressions or body language well. As a result, they may be teased and often feel like social outcasts. The unwanted social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Precious prayers

When I was a little girl my family said Thank You prayers to God at night. No matter what bad or good was going on in our lives I remember thanking God. I have tried to teach mine not to repeat the same prayer over and over but to thank God from your heart. Since they are 4 and5 years old this comes in thankful praying.
We were eating lunch with my parents and they asked him to pray for the food. We bowed our heads, closed our eyes and I took a deep breath preparing for Carters sermon. Dear God, thank you for the giraffes, because who else would eat the leaves off the trees...and thank you God for the Elephants because who else would use thier trunks to spray water...and dear God why does the Elephants poop get so big, and dear God..." "AMEN" I kept repeating but to no use he was worshiping in his our geographical way. My dad almost laughed himself to heaven while the rest of us just smiled and enjoyed the simplicity of him.

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