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The Horse Boy

I have just been reading an article in the Weekend part of the Saturday Telegraph about the Horse Boy. I guess that most of those on here who are either autistic or have an autistic child will know about it. I am interested to know what you think. It really caught hold of me but maybe it is just good journalism? I am aware, from the article, that it would not be right for every autistic child, whose needs are as varying as their condition.

Posted at 30th Mar 2009 - 10:55AM   Posted by Withy Brook   The Horse Boy Comments: 5

Exmoorjane's Avatar Haven't read it yet, Withy, but it's on the kitchen table awaiting. I thought it certainly looked fascinating....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 30th Mar 2009 at 11:02AM

Elizabethd's Avatar Read it and thought it was interesting. It is something that might well work for one child but not for another.

Posted by: Elizabethd on 30th Mar 2009 at 12:19PM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar I'm just glad they have had the sense to realise that there is NO cure for autism. This boy has obviously found animals, horses in particular to be a comfort to his own difficulties and in his case it seems to have helped his progress.

I have mentioned several times in my blog about Amy's amazing raport with animals and how incredible she is around them. I have also mentioned the spirit world, once or twice. I notice they have made a very brief mention of it in the piece.

I have my reservations. Over the last six years I have become more familiar with autism and, as I think even the most experienced parents of autistics will agree, we learn something new everyday. What shouldn't be forgotten is that autistics are Human Beings - and as they grow they will naturally progress to varying degrees, obviously depending on their severity.

CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 30th Mar 2009 at 01:19PM

Westerwitch's Avatar I haven't read the article - but there was a film on TV - true story about an autistic boy who communicated through his dog.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 30th Mar 2009 at 01:27PM

Camilla's Avatar Thanks Withy,

I still have my Telegraph Newspaper from weekend still to finish reading, I usually like to mull over it for a few days and will look out for said article.


Posted by: Camilla on 30th Mar 2009 at 10:13PM

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