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Cain is amazing and such a sweet little boy! Ester you are a wonderful mommy =)
I love Temple's talk, "The world needs all kinds of minds," at Ted. http://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grand...
"I am different. I am not less."
From the movie Temple Grandin - an individual with autism that went on to complete a masters degree.
As the mother of a son with Asperger's Syndrome, my heart goes out to you. Everyday is a struggle, but with patience, love, time, and faith, Cain will do wonders. God bless you always...
Where was this study back in the early 50"s when my younger brother who was born in 1949 should have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. He just retired from the railroad after 38 yrs and no one can figure out how he kept his job so long. Prior to retiring, the railroad kept sending him to doctor after doctor looking for a phyical reason to make him retire but he passed all test...with the exception of one doctor diagnosing him with AS. Try living with this 62 yrs old man that has unbelievable nasty habits. He sleeps until 2PM every day even though he goes to bed before midmight. He wont take a bath unless we put a note on the bathroom door. If you try talking to him about taking a bath...it tuns into a "knock down" screaming match. He can goes for weeks and not take a shower until someone tells him, (this happened at his job) and this is an on going problem. He goes out to eat everyday at only 2 local places and they are "all you can eat" so he can get "bangs for his bucks" but he still there from 2:30pm until closing. He sits there and just rocks back and forth the entire time. He wont lift a hand around the house but just sleeps all day. The TV show called "hoarders" have nothing on him as this we saw with out own eyes when we went to San Antonio to bring him here to live with us over a year ago. That should have been a clue when I saw this and just left him living in SA. There are many many things that he does that are unbelievable....that no one cant imagine this actually is going on. Brings food home from these restaurants and hides in closest for weeks until I find it. When he first came he would buy 7 gallons of milk and overload the shelves in ref...until there was no room left for any of our things. I would tell him that the local grocery store is only 10 min from the house, but he didnt want to waste his gas. His car makes almost 40 miles to a gallon. He would buy 5 lbs of bananas every week and hide them until they would rot and turn black. Trying figuring out where the nats were coming from when they were flying in the hallway. Just too many bad issues regarding this 62 yrs old guy that will never stop. If he would just take his medication but he says the company that manufactures this...has been sued so that went out the window...I think some days that he is making one step forward towards some type of being normal, but the very next day he goes right back to his nasty self again. Amazing how he can remember to eat every day but that is it. He has a very nice retirement from the railroad and saves more in one week then I clear in one month. Wont spend a penny--so tight with his money...........Even my older brother who lives in SA....doesnt want him. And lets not forget the fact that he has been here a year this pass Sept and has only gotten 2 haircuts...Its HOPELESS...we have tired everything..This guy would be a "mental" case for "Mayo" to study...how did he keep a job so long???
Enjoyed reading this informative article and look forward to future information on this. Cain is surely blessed to have such a wonderful Mother. God bless Cain and his family.