Monday, May 25, 2009

Understanding Our Little Girl

Last year, after a long two and a half year journey, we finalized the adoption of our granddaughter. She is such a loving and verbal child, yet we have been puzzled by some of her behaviors. Without disclosing too much personal info, lets just say the professionals can't agree on what to attribute her oddities to.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the one thing that finally began to make sense to us. Boys are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders 4 to 1 over girls and the question is: "Are girls less predisposed to Autism or do they just present differently?". There is a lot of new information being published about the under diagnosis and miss-diagnosis of girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This book has opened our eyes to her world in a new way...
Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders by Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D. & Danielle Wendel.

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

3 comments:

shawn said...

i picked up a book on gluten free cooking and to my suprise there was a section on Autism spectrum disorders.
is a gluten-free, casein-free diet

here are some sites you should check out.

ANDI- www.autismNDI.com

the GFCF diet support group - www.gfcfdiet.com

the NIH web sit on autism spectrum disorders - www.nimh.nih.gov/public/autism.cfm

the center for the study of autism - www.autismresearchinstitute.com

hope that helps! :D

Alejandro said...

Please contact me at an address where we can correspond via e-mail. I'm doing a project on Rainbow Christians. Thanks!

aescalante1 at gmail dot com

M. Steven Smith said...

hey, a couple of Christian "Hippies" here. How can we get in touch with you?

Pastor Mark and Yeshua Kid
smithsontheroad.com

Be blessed man!