n Mental Health Matters - Why children with autism are unique

Volume 2, Issue 3
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From the day Johnny was born he seemed different from other children. At an age when most babies enjoy interacting with people and exploring their environment he would sit quietly in his crib not reacting to his rattles and other toys. When he started to walk, he did so on his tiptoes. At 30 months, he still had not started talking and would grab things or scream to get whatever he wanted. He would also spend hours staring at the toy car in his hand. At age 4 Johnny was diagnosed with autism by a child psychologist.

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