Drew takes a sip of apple juice upon awakening from surgery. As with most children prior to  surgery, the whole hospital experience can be frightening. With an autistic child, these experiences, coupled with limited communication skills, can be even more daunting. "What I really would like is for my boy's to be able to tell me what hurt's them," says Jill. "I would love to know if they have a headache, an upset stomach, or any other hurt. I don't know if we will reach that goal - but it would be nice." photo by jane therese
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Breaking the Silence of Autism
Drew takes a sip of apple juice upon awakening from surgery. As with most children prior to surgery, the whole hospital experience can be frightening. With an autistic child, these experiences, coupled with limited communication skills, can be even more daunting. "What I really would like is for my boy's to be able to tell me what hurt's them," says Jill. "I would love to know if they have a headache, an upset stomach, or any other hurt. I don't know if we will reach that goal - but it would be nice." photo by jane therese

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Date: 22 Jan 2007
Location: Doylestown Pa USA
Credit: jane therese
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