The thrust of what I experience with working with the adults with autism is that every one around them is trying to rehabilitate them. I don’t know, this may be possible. They try so hard to make them a little more like ourselves; the average, the ‘normal’ etc. I have been feeling the pressure to demonstrate that the clients are able to produce something ‘worthy’, or that they are getting ‘better’ in some respect. I must admit I am more interested in knowing these clients and their unique perspectives. Most of the time the “preservative” approach you mentioned helps people with autism cope with the intolerable rush of stimuli. It helps focus them away from whether can not stand. The art that each client makes has it’s own logic and flow and it develops on its own path. It may not be the ‘justifiable’ path but never the less, I believe, it is a worthy path. The challenge for us is to walk the path without judgment and to demonstrate and celebrate the beauty that comes from the art of these clients. May be we can share some of the clients artwork together over the internet. I have permission for clinical discussion to use some of my clients work. Regards, Hoda You can call me on 847-331-8052 to discuss this topic furthr.
You can call me on 847-331-8052 to discuss this topic furthr.
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