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Eva León is a psychologist and mother of a child with autism. His day to day is tough, but very rewarding. And he does not hesitate to share his testimony of his day to day. Having a child with autism fills the lives of parents with constant trials, but also with wonderful gifts.
Eva wanted to share with everyone, through her Facebook wall, the reality of a child with autism. She, better than anyone, knows what her son thinks and feels. It is a way of opening the eyes of all who continue to believe certain myths about this conduct disorder.
This is the summary, an excerpt of everything Eva has stored inside, about the myths that still exist today about autism, about this conduct disorder that affects thousands of children. Every day he asks his son, he seeks to rescue his feelings. It is difficult for him to convert them into words, but in the end, with effort, he manages to do it.
Eva says she cried the day her son finally explained why he didn't want to be at recess any more. Immediately felt the need to tell us all what a child with autism really feels like. Here are your child's myths and phrases that explain the reality they feel:
AUTISM / ASPERGER syndrome:
Myth: They don't talk or communicate
Reality: 'I feel lonely at recess'
Myth: They shy away from being with others.
Reality: "They always call me heavy"
Myth: They prefer to play alone.
Reality: "They think I'm going to bite them and it's just playing, I'm not going to do it for real"
Myth: They are not sociable or affectionate.
Reality: "I spend all of recess walking around the playground, saying 'Hello' and looking for who wants to play with me"
Myth: They hardly suffer or feel intensely
Reality: "Everyone hates me"; "I hate how I am, I hate myself"; "I am the dumbest"; "I want everyone to be my friend"; "I love you, mommy, my sweet desert flower"
Autism is a conduct disorder surrounded by myths of all kinds. From those who call it a 'disease' to those who think that children with autism are surly, isolate themselves from the world and do not want to relate to the rest. Here we collect other false beliefs about autism that we must banish:
- Children with autism are in another world: It's not like that. Children with autism are in our own world, only they find it difficult to communicate.
- Children with autism are not loving: They are very loving. And sensitive. But they need confidence, to know the person who hugs them.
- Children with autism will not be able to study: Sure they can. And they will soon make their preferences clear. There are children with autism who are very good at numbers and others who prefer science ...
- All children with autism are the same: Nothing more false. The reality is that every child with autism is different. Each one has its own peculiarities, which makes a personalized treatment essential, designed exclusively for the child according to their needs.
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