I’m getting a lot of agreement from people who are in close contact with my daughter, whom I am calling “Shannon” on this blog. She is no longer exhibiting the hallmark of autism, inability to know what others are thinking. She is delivered from her Asperger’s, which she had from the age of four. She’s now 23.
I emailed a well-known researcher about Shannon’s cure. He politely refused to believe me. Many individuals with autism spectrum disorders, he said, perhaps 10 to 15 percent, gradually “progress to a level that is actually sub-clinical and this may be the case with your daughter. The characteristics were more apparent in childhood but now she can perhaps be described as having an unusual personality but not the classic characteristics associated with an ASD.”
There are two arguments here: gradual transformation and persisting unusual personality.
Shannon is transformed from the person she was just one year ago. This is not a gradual change.
As for unusual personality, a mental health professional who is in Shannon’s small group Bible study told me that she believes Shannon is interacting totally normally with others in the group. The professional is amazed, knowning Shannon’s history.
I hope those who know “Shannon” and are seeing her these days will feel free to comment on this blog post. Please don’t use her real name at this point, in case she wants privacy in the future.
Shannon herself feels an enormous difference, as referenced in my previous blog post:
By the way, NAET uses Eastern medicine theory including acupressure to desensitize an individual to substances that are causing allergies or, in this case, other problems. In treating autism, I think NAET allows the body to strengthen itself against the environmental contaminants that must be triggering autism in genetically susceptible individuals. Our NAET practitioner is Becca Skrainka.
Our son “Mike” started NAET treatments in January, and we are hopeful that after a year of them he will see more improvement. He has improved greatly from being on supplements from the Yasko protocol, but he still is unable to understand what others might be thinking.