NiQiu,also called Loach,is an autistic child. He is also a cute baby of his parents memory althought they have been reluctant to believe all this is true.Pictures of NiQiu's different periods have been put in the sample pictures.
What a autistic child means to a family? You can find the answer at the propaganda of the annual "World Autism Awareness Day".No institution is willing to accept the autistics because of the lack of vocational training.Social labor employment of older people with autism is also mainly blank. The older people with autism are too old for welfare home and too young for nursing home. There is not any nursing institution suitable for older people with autism in China at present. Most of the patients are raised at home,as rear livestock in pens, even being chained at home.
In China,there is a serious lack in systemic educational institutions of the autistic children.While the charge of private training institutions is too expensive to burden by ordinary families for a long time.As a result,the children cannot independently work and live when they grow up.What's worse, there is no social welfare to help them.So,the terrible circumstances they suffer from can't be imagine.
After his birth,NiQiu is later than the other little kids in development of various aspects in body.He can't stand up to walk until one and a half years old.He don't tumble while walking after four years old.His language has remained atimitative saying without independent expression. NiQiu is a lovely child but difficult to raise from childhood. When he was just born, he had jaundice. Then he had hernia at the three months and urticaria at six months.And he suffered from tonsil inflammation after a year and a half years old.Before the age of six,he would catch a cold and have a fever about every two months.Unfortunately the high fever too difficult to control.In order to seek doctors for his condition,his parents has gong to specialized hospitals all over Beijing.Any illnesseshave been cured but for autism.Autism is incurable, it is a worldwide medical problem and will be long and even lifelong with him and his rehabilitation training process.
NiQiu is a classic autistic child.He is very normal in other aspect of performance except the typical communication barriers. He can almost dial all the family telephone number when he was two years old.But he didn't know number.He just memorized mechanically the position of the dial. He doesn't understand using the language but can understand daily instruction.He can remember you teach him some things and say out under the tip.It is mechanical memory. He doesn't understand the language.
At the age of four and a half ,NiQiu was diagnosed with autism children. The long rehabilitation training and all family plan around him started and: send child to rehabilitation training institutions,participate in and learn the knowledge of autism by various ways , deal with disability certificate, apply for government rehabilitation subsidies.Although ado and the child's symptoms conforms to the standard,the government rehabilitation subsidy was refused to issue in the "reasonable" reason those years.We only took three months's subsidy totally.
No matter ever subsidies, NiQiu's recovery continues.Despite the economic pressure is very big, the parents cut down all spending, to ensure recovery and try to find the best rehabilitation facility. Training for two years, with all training methods, besides language progress is not big,NiQiu has made great progress in other aspects.His bad behavior is basically controlled.And his life can provide for himself.Happily,he like to close with others.
His parents formulate a long-term plan for him, playing piano, learning writing, practice playing ball. Practice to him is very difficult than ordinary children,for his not understanding the language.He need to be repeatedly taught hand by hand every training.We never hope NiQiu to be a pianist or athlete as long as the training is helpful to his recovery.
NiQiu's communication obstacle is pathological.So the recovery is very difficult.His dad has studied autism training methods from all kinds of way and develops a tools software with the training methods,image language system, to help train NiQiu to understanding language.NiQiu's autism is permanent and the parents can't accompany him life.So parents applied for a second child.In order to assure the health of a second child, parents have done all kinds of examination, including genetic screening, consulting experts.Finally NiQiu has a lovely sister.Everything of sister is normal.And sister started to talk early.When seven months, she began to call father.
NiQiu needs life care and help.Dad insists on running and take exercise every day to have a good body.He wants to have longer time to take care of him as much as possible.In addition ,dad learns every day and writes software code to use high-tech means to help him.Every day father must also take time out for training and taking care of him.NiQiu 's grandfather, eighty years old, takes care of NiQiu's life.He said NiQiu is the last struggle of his life.
NiQiu is an autistic child.These few years after he was born, his family with him had gone throughall kinds of difficulties.Perhaps,it's the pain experience that we have a genuine love to him.Though the rehabilitation is a long process, parents and family will do our best to help him.