Temple Grandin, autism activist, writer and professor, offered advice to parents who have children they suspect are on the spectrum, but who do not yet have a diagnosis: work with them now.
"The worst thing you can do is to do nothing. Yes, it would be good to get a diagnosis but if you can't, you need to start working with that kid now," Grandin told The Clarion-Ledger. "Teach them words. You've got to work with them, interacting with them."
"The worst thing you can do is let them sit in a corner, rocking, tuning out," Grandin added.
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