Autism: C'hele's Story

April 4, 2008

Autism and Learning: A Fascinating Story About Tito

Filed under: Aspberger Syndrome, Autism, Special Needs — C'hele @ 02:32

This inspiring story is about a mothers determination to teach her non-verbal autistic son how to read and write.  Her determination paid off: her son is the author of many books of stories, poetry and what it means to be autistic.  Fascinating!

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/28/Tito.autism/

Tito’s mother now teaches many other autistic individuals. She has created her own method of teaching (Rapid Prompting Method) and is the founder of HALO.  I found it really interesting and I intend on researching it more.

http://www.halo-soma.org/learning_faqs.php?sess_id=44e2134fd086d28375ad9f19cc2046db

Enjoy the read!

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3 Comments »

  1. Autism has been flourishing since 2000. Cell phones have been flourishing since 2000. Cell phones emit microwaves. Microwaves affect the brain and the fetus. Put down your phone and don’t stick it next to your brain again. Take that phone off your waist if you’re pregnant. Take it off if you’re not. We cook food, not people with microwaves. I think there are some new questions to ask for Autism Month.

    Try putting cell phones and microwaves and health into google. Try putting microwaves and autism in. Try cell phones, microwaves and cancer. Search on YouTube. It will make you sick.

    Microwaves are not only emitted by cell phones, but also by cell towers. They make our wireless internet possible. We are all paying.

    Comment by Real Answers — April 4, 2008 @ 04:49

  2. OMG! Cheles, darling; I was so moved. I love stories like this. I think I already told you about meeting Kim Peek, and his father, who is a remarkable man. His claim to fame is being the real “Rain Man”. He is brilliant and sweet and funny. I am glad that you are further inspired by Tito’s story. I was surprised, but it made sense to me, regarding the not saying “good job”, etc. Best wishes to you and your beautiful daughter. Feel the love, jen

    Comment by Moongirl — April 4, 2008 @ 09:46

  3. Thanks so much Jen! Wow. It must have been “thrilling” to meet Kim Peek. These people are just amazing. Despite thier cognitive handicap, they are the most brilliant people I have met. I love working with these wonderful individuals!

    It surprised me too when praise was not utilized with this technique. So many of these kids are so aware of thier challenges so thier self-esteem suffers as a result. Hearing once and again a “good job!” I think, does wonders for them. Even though I understand where Soma is coming from, I think that each child should be individualized when it comes to positive reinforcement.

    I will be studying her technique a bit more to understand it fully.

    Big Hugs! 🙂

    Comment by cheles — April 5, 2008 @ 06:25


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