"Language for me narrates the pictures in my mind. When I work on designing livestock equipment I can test run that equipment in my head like 3-D virtual reality. In fact, when I was in college I used to think that everybody was able to do that."
"There is a tremendous range of children with a PDD label."
"One big question that’s come up is: Has autism increased on the mild side of things? I don’t think so – they’ve always been here. Some of this is increased detection."
"Pressure is calming to the nervous system."
"It’s much more work for the mother of an autistic child to have a job, because working with an autistic child is such a hassle until they go to school."
"Costs for liability insurance are higher than costs for many procedures. There is a need to reform liability laws to stop out-of-control health care costs."
"I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants."
"My life is basically my work."
"I was expected to sit at the table, learn how to eat properly."
"You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world. You cannot let them tune out."