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How hard can it be? Autism and Sensory Overload

Posted by Matthew Turton on Thu, Nov 22, 2012 @ 03:45 PM

A parent once asked me “How hard can it be? I mean really, a little extra help and they should be fine.”

The short answer? Very hard. One of my favorite speeches is a workshop I do called “How Hard Can It Be?” where I put parents and teachers into situations where they can experience just a shimmer of what it’s like to have a learning disability. Tears often prevail, both theirs and mine. As someone who grew up with three learning disabilities myself, I am all too familiar with the pain they cause.

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Topics: parenting, learning disabilities, behaviour, autism

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