Understanding autism

25 Sep

Understanding Autism article (917kb).

I was asked by a journalist from Action Network if I would write an account of our lives with Megan and what role autism played in our family which I was happy to do. I elected to write about our familial transition from grief to acceptance and how it had benefited Meg’s progress (and ours) tremendously.

They did a bit of judicious editing (I have a tendency to waffle on occasion) and (oddly) described this site as a ‘company’ but its a good article and I’m thankful to Action Network for giving me the opportunity to speak about my favourite subject – one of my kids – without fear of encountering a stream of abuse directed towards her.

8 Responses to “Understanding autism”

  1. David N. Andrews MEd (Dec 2006) September 25, 2006 at 14:32 #

    Yay, Kevin!


  2. Lisa Randall September 25, 2006 at 15:19 #

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, what a lucky girl Megan is! She is just flourishing under your care.

  3. Mike McCarron September 25, 2006 at 18:53 #

    Kevin – nicely done! I hope that parents just entering the community of autism read this early in their search for information.

  4. Ms. Clark September 25, 2006 at 19:40 #

    Yay! I hope the NAS will link to this article or include the text on their website. It would be very helpful to families of newly diagnosed kids, especially, as Mr. McCarron pointed out.

  5. Lori September 25, 2006 at 21:16 #

    What a great article! It is stories like that one that will help autistic children living in this time to have better lives and more opportunities than ever before. It will also help to provide education, relief, hope and (dare i say it?) pride to their parents, families, and caretakers. Thanks for writing it.

  6. sharon September 25, 2006 at 22:38 #

    That’s a really nice article and thanks so much for getting the word out there some more.

  7. notmercury September 26, 2006 at 13:58 #

    That’s a great article Kev. Thanks

  8. Kev September 26, 2006 at 20:21 #

    Thanks all :o)

    I’ll hopefully have a couple more bits of media related news soon as well.

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