Over the years, there have been many of those special children that have unfortunately fallen through the cracks. That they managed to grow up to become men and women can be regarded as something of a miracle. Many of these men and women remain childlike and innocent in their mannerisms and their inability to function normally and communicate on equitable and sane levels with other adults of normal health.
It should come as no surprise then to appreciate that these special men and women will also benefit from specialized verbal behavior therapy, just as much as the special kids would. Today’s kids may be better off in the sense that their concerned parents can address their early childhood development challenges a lot sooner by deferring parental care temporarily to the learned and qualified therapists, specially skilled in the handling of child behavior.
It may be somewhat ironic at this point to suggest to concerned but ageing parents that it is never too late to enjoy a childhood. But when you think about it, a lot of these special adults would have to return to their childhood roots to begin the gradual progression towards an adult life that is as close to normal as possible. The needs of those adults unable to communicate verbally need to be addressed as soon as possible.
Yes, there will be challenges, but these are there to be overcome. In normal life, everyone has their challenges. And on most occasions, many of us work really hard at it and enjoy the rewards that come with it. That we are able to stand on our own two feet to make our contributions in a world driven by communication should never be taken lightly or taken for granted.