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    Mnay Autistics are like traps, what gets in stays in, but getting it back out can be incredibly difficult.

    Many autistics face difficulties other than retardation.  Louvaks and risperdal are often necessary to keep the extreme rigidity of autistics have as to schedules, routines, and the dreadful obsessive/compulsive symptoms under control.

    A neighbor of mine has an adult primary autistic son who went to Anderson, and is in a group home downstate, and I am amazed at the work they have done with him, the incredible loss of weight, speaking ability improvements, but the continuing OCD rigidity is truly something that has to be seen to be believed.  Things have to happen in a certain way and sequence, or there is hell to pay.

    The young man has been profoundly helped by, and really likes working with horses, and downstate has several horse farms.  Seeing him work with horses is something, he's like a horse whisperer.  He can ride too!  He was terrified at first I guess, but within days he really fell into the job.  Funny how that goes.

    Today, 5/19/07, 3415 Americans, and untold Iraqis are dead, tens of thousands more maimed. What are YOU going to do today to help end the Bush/Republican war?

    by boilerman10 on Sat May 19, 2007 at 10:24:21 PM PDT

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