Saturday, October 18, 2008


There has been a question as to how I manage to read books. Or at least as many books as I do. It's simple:(1) I'm a really fast reader. (2) I'm home alone in the evenings after the kids go to bed and since I don't watch TV ... books it is.
Just this afternoon I started a new book. Another one on Autism. Another one written by someone with Autism. I truly love reading these books. They give me so much insight into how my favorite boy may be thinking, motivation, ideas.
This newest book, "The Way I See It" has already given me an interesting insight, only 1 page in:
It's okay to let your Autistic child tune out the whole world (not all the time) because, for them, it's calming. It helps them get centered.
They need 40 hours a week of "connected" time. Not necessarily 40 hours of hard core learning time, but 40 hours a week of being actively engaged with other people.

When I finish the book, I'll make a complete listing of what I found interesting.

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