I pulled all the walls down and spoke to them as plainly as possible. I wasn’t hiding anything about who he is.
Whether your child is entering school this year or has been there for years, your role in their advancement can’t be overstated.
As strange as it may seem to someone who isn’t in a similar situation, my house didn’t feel “alive” anymore.
To the world, his inability to communicate with them is the issue. But to him, the world’s inability to understand what he’s trying to communicate is the real issue.
Just as you can convince yourself that life is miserable, you can do the opposite.
Whether he speaks or has Autism is just a facet of his personality. If anything changes, we’ll be there. If it doesn’t, we will be there for that too.
Had you told me five years ago that I would be writing this blog today, I would never have believed you.
It’s one of the main reasons we should stand in awe of special education teachers (and all teachers in general).
Snap at a friend and they dismiss it. Do the same to your kid, they’ll bring it up at Thanksgiving when you’re 60.
If it seems like there aren’t many things to say to make the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum feel better, that’s because there aren’t.