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Autism - 7 year old speaks

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Published on Mar 26, 2008

This is Derby. He watched a video recently about a parent that believed her child had been poisoned by a vaccine causing Autism. She referred to her child as being sick and wanted him to recover as if he had a terrible illness.

Autism is a spectrum disorder that affects 1 in 150 people - currently, there is no known reason. Every person with Autism has remarkable abilities as well as deficits. Autism in many ways is a language of its own and needs to be better understood and accepted by all of us.

Often, a child like Derby will listen to the words, translate to his own language and then translate back into words what he wants to say. These extra steps require patience, understanding, and positive reinforcement.

Processing information differently is not a sickness and needs no cure. Please support all Autistics and their neuro-diversity.

NOTE: This video wasn't intended as a judgment - it was intended as a self expression of what a child thinks about autism and the world around him. For those who come here to judge his capacity or ours as parents, we're not interested as you will be removed from commenting.

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