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Eliza Mury was only one year old when she said her first word — ”doggie” — and a few more words followed. But soon her parents noticed that her vocabulary seemed frozen. Speech therapy didn’t help.

Eliza’s mother, Aimee Mury, took her daughter to doctors and specialists, but none diagnosed anything more serious than a hearing deficiency. Friends and relatives, though, had gently begun to suggest that Eliza might be autistic. Aimee Mury was so fearful of the condition, she could barely say the word.

After repeated exams by specialists, Eliza was diagnosed with autism when she was 2 1/2, in the spring of 2007. Aimee Mury read everything she could about the condition. But as she learned about traits and treatment, she had a hard time seeing what an autistic child looked like.

”It’s very hard initially to meet other people and kids,” Mury said. ”I was on YouTube and I was trying to search for autism. And I found there was very little out there.”

Nearly three years after Eliza’s diagnosis, Aimee Mury has helped create a movie about her daughter and their struggle to get her diagnosed called ”Eliza, My Songbird.” The movie, produced and directed by Mury’s neighbor, Zadi Zokou, will have its first public showing Sunday at Natick’s Morse Institute Library.

Mury, 42, saw the movie as a chance to help other families with autistic children get diagnosed more quickly than Eliza. But Eliza also plays a prominent role in the movie. Mury and her husband, John, pastor of Natick’s Beacon Community Church, hope that making autistic children more visible will help diminish the stigma of the neurological disorder.

”I think it’s a wonderful tribute that she is willing to do this,” said Kelly Gryglewicz, a member of the board of directors of the Autism Alliance of MetroWest, and a friend of Mury’s. ”A lot of people are not willing to disclose the diagnosis.”

Getting Eliza diagnosed with autism was a long and frustrating process that began when the girl was 18 months old. Appointments with specialists took months to book, and in the beginning, none of them believed Eliza was autistic. Girls are less likely than boys to be autistic. And while many autistic children shy away from social contact, Eliza was very social — even though she was indiscriminate, trying to sit on a stranger’s lap, for instance.

”That’s what I was quickly learning was that even within the professional group, there’s a lot of misunderstanding of what a child with autism can look like,” Aimee Mury said. (more…)

Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your Autistic Child

autistic-child

Every parent knows that when you bring a child into this world, it’s exactly like exposing one your vital organs, like your heart or brain, for all the world to see and there’s nothing you can do about it, rendering you vulnerable. And having a child with a developmental disability is a delicate situation that should be handled with extra care and tenderness as well. (more…)

Autism

mother and childAutism is an ailment that is characterized by the impairment of communication and social interactions due to the neural development. It affects the processing of information in the brain by modifying the organization and connection of nerve cells and their own synapses. The criteria of diagnosis of autism demand that the signs and symptoms become evident during the initial three years after a child is born.

Causes of Autism

Autism is a condition that is caused due to the neurological disorders that has an impact on the functionality of the brain. This in turn affects the person’s development in terms of social interaction and communication skills.
Individuals who suffer from autism have a problem using the non-verbal mode of communication. They also have issues with activities that involve some kind of banter or play and socialization among friends. (more…)

MMR Vaccine / Autism Link Confirmed

Watch this breaking news video about the confirmed link between MMR Vaccine and Autism featuring Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Hospitals in New York

hospital The many hospitals in New York offer excellent services to patients who suffer from different maladies at affordable costs irrespective of color and creed. With the highly skilled and qualified doctors from all over the world registered by the authorities, offer quality health care services supported by dedicated teams of in-house medic staff. New York state department on health matters ensures that the patients who are attended to get the best medical services in nyc hospitals, in case of any complaint against any of the health facility investigations are duly done whether it was touching on the environmental issues or treatment procedures. (more…)

Autism in the community

People with autism are often regarded as inferior because they have a disability. Their thinking and doing is different than that of the average man. This society is full of obstacles for people with autism. By naming a disability, autism society noted that people with autism are entitled to extra support and reasonable adjustments so that they get opportunities. (more…)