How Do I Get My Child Into Reading?
I am writing this not only from an educator’s perspective, but also as the mother of a son with Asperger’s. In a way, autism has become my specialist subject. I have not only read widely on the condition, but I have experienced firsthand the challenges and the rewards of living with someone with Asperger’s. I have decided to write this article as recently a minor celebrity appeared on the This Morning television programme with her child, whom she suspected of having Asperger’s syndrome. During the conversation and in front of her child, she referred to him as "odd." I found this horrifying. As challenging as Asperger’s can be, I have never seen it as something negative. I am writing this, therefore, to educate more people about the condition. If Asperger’s individuals are taught in the correct educational environment, then they can become very happy and successful.