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World Autism Awareness DayHi, my name is Sara Childers. I'm sixteen years old, and I have autism.
Let me tell you about myself. I was diagnosed with autism at 24 months by a psychologist, (Aharrona Surrowitz, Ph.D.). With the help of extensive therapy starting at 24 months, (occupational therapy 4 days a week, speech therapy 4 days a week, social therapy, hippotherapy, and behavioral therapy, for many years), tremendous parental support from my single mother, and the outstanding guidance from the world-renowned neurologist, Dr. Roberto Tuchman (who specializes in Autism, and who has seen me since I was 2 months old), I have been able to overcome the odds. I have progressed far beyond what any of the doctors said I was capable of.
I was a very active girl scout for 9 years, and I was also very active in my 4-H club for 9 years. My mom homeschooled me until my 10th grade (last year). I am currently attending a normal high school and I am in 3 Advanced Placement classes. I am currently majoring in Biology, and I h
Autism Can be a Gift
September 17, 2006
The media has a dramatic way of portraying people with "disabilities" in general. All of the news reports, movies, and articles from magazines try to make them so horrible for the people themselves and also for their parents to experience. Unfortunately, this is all that most people know about any disability is through dramatized media. One of those "handicaps" is Autism. I can always pinpoint dramatics within the text for this "disorder" because I personally have gone through this, and have a better clue than the media. I have conjured up this work to express that Autism isn't necessarily a handicap, it can be a gift. The reasons are that one other part of the brain may be enhanced while language abilities may go down, there is a chance where autistics IQ levels are average or above average, and most autistics can learn to communicate through other means, instead of direct verbal communicatio
AerosolIt has been a day and a half since the crash, and I have found a cabin. In some ways, this is a relief. I don’t know if I could face another night on the mountain without shelter. Outside, a fire does no good: the heat simply travels upwards. However, this place also raises some difficult questions. I estimate that I’ve put eight miles between myself and the crash site. I don’t know if this will be enough. It Saving...
occurs to me that I don’t really know anything.
The survival manual recommends staying with the plane. It explains that this affords the best chance of rescue. It explains that the wreckage offers warmth and shade. It explains that seventy percent of pilots who stay are located within three days, while seventy percent of those who leave are
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