Am I really doing my Autistic child a disservice by making his life as normal as every other kid his

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Kay - posted on 05/24/2010

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My son Kevin is 34 going on 2 1/2. He is mobile but is mute. I talk to him just as I do any child or adult. The one thing we never did was treat any of the kids like they were abnormal. I had a daughter who wanted to play sports with the boys in school. I did everything I could to make them let her play football. She even took Diesel mechanics in high school. She is now a Mechanical Engineer.
With Kevin though he is severely mentally retarded and is a Violent Autistic. I still talk and try to make his life as normal as possible. When ever that is possible.

Shermia - posted on 05/15/2010

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No. My son is the middle child of 2 girls. My son does not, nor will I ever, give him special treatment. He is autistic also, he listens to me because I don't put up with his tantrums and screaming. He knows when mommy say no she means no. No ifs ands or buts. Although he still have his little melt downs at times he straightens up when mommy tells him to quit it or cut it out. So, do your child that favor because, I hate to say this, but when you're gone you would have done nothing but hurt him by sheltering him and letting him have his way.

JoAnne - posted on 05/12/2010

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No you are not!!! I treat both my boys just as normally as any parent would. I believe that because I would not treat them any different than I do, I helped them. Both my sons are honor roll students, they are independent when doing things at home or at school. Your son needs to feel normal, that helps him in everything he does.

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