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with amazement. For those that don't know, I have a sister that has "severe" autism. She doesn't really speak, maybe four words. She's had a series of strokes and seizures over the past year that have taken almost all of the words she'd worked on over the past several years. My step-mother is constantly looking for new ways to keep her engaged and hopeful.

Enter Hacking Autism. If you can watch the one mother saying her child spoke to her for the first time in 15 years and not burst into tears, you are stronger than me.

Click on the left side where it says APPS. These are designed to help unlock language in people with autism. My sister understands everything we say to her. She simply cannot talk to us. The reason why is the mystery (and maddening frustration) of autism.

If this can help anyone you know, you should send it along. It's always a good idea to put more tools in your belt, you know?

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menomegirl
Apr. 30th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this but oh my. That made me cryand think of my sister Misty and my mom. I can imagine what that mother must have felt; it must have been the most wonderful thing in the world for her.

Uh. I'm really crying now. Can't even see to type now.

But thank you.


stoney321
Apr. 30th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
*hugs hugs hugs*

Boy, do I get it. I really, really do, sweetheart. <3

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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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