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Saturday, 29 June 2013 00:00

Diagnosis: Autism

My daughter, Jessica, turns 14 on the 1st of Jul 2013 - coming Monday!  She was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2007, February and spent 2 years on the SNAP Program.  She is now in Grade 6 in Jan Kriel School, Cape Town, and I am extremely proud of her progress. 

My husband and I work like a United Front, just like Annalies (Director of SNAP) has taught us.  We do the same thing, have the same responses in given situations, etc. towards the children.  Jessica even helps with training Jonathan at home.  She is on the "Parent Team" and has privileges that Jonathan does not yet have.  She also has more responsibility.  There are times at home, when the two are alone, that she needs to supervise Jonathan.  I can leave them at home alone for 3-4 hours at a time.  It was a task that took years, because before they were of course also too young, and too 'autistic' - if I may say that, as a parent - and too untrained. 

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