a disorder we aut-to celebrate.


by Lucy Lawton 

Following BBC4′s documentary Autism:Challenging behavior on 5th November 2013, I felt compelled to get blogging about Autism. I have intended to write this post for a long time and have many ideas for research and writing on the subject, since there is such controversy surrounding the possible causes of the disorder – to which the answer remains unknown – and equally the divided opinions on the best and most suitable treatments and therapies for the condition.

As the mother of a 3 year old child on the Spectrum (my son George was diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder in July of this year, at 2 and a half years old) I wholeheartedly relate to the parents followed in the documentary, especially Cherian’s heartache at not hearing your child call you ‘mamma’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01kw2fn . I noticed signs in George from as young as 18 months old and…

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