The frustration of not being believed because you look too high functioning, and of not being supported when you are not, or people freaking out when they see you struggling – your either normal or crazy
How Shawna first found about being on the autism spectrum, the evaluation process, and coming to terms with the diagnosis
How Shawna copes with high noise levels at home during the day
Shawna’s healthy perspective on raising kids with autism
Shawna’s thoughts on friendship, both for her kids, and for herself
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Here’s what John Elder Robison has to say about it, in his article, Making Friends:
The first talk I’d like to share with you concerned a program called PEERS, which was developed by Liz Laugeson and Fred Frankel of UCLA, and presented by Liz at this morning’s session.
PEERS is a science-based program that helps kids make friends. I say its science based because she actually tested and proved out the various concepts in PEERS through trials. By doing that, she was able to quantify what worked and what didn’t.
And that, folks, is a really important thing in the world of therapy.
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