What if autism doesn’t make him a super hero doctor like they say on TV?
Expectations and Acceptance
When you truly accept anything as a possibility then everything is perfect.
Don’t Make His Special Needs Your Spectacle
The entire process seems to go from selfless to self-serving with the click of an iPhone video.
Hoping But Not Needing
As the parent to a child with Autism, it pulls me back to the early days of his life…
No One Needs To Speak For My Non-Verbal Child
My parenthood is neither painful nor does it require relief. When I say that I accept my son as he is, I’m not trying to fool myself and others.
A Strange Part of Autism Parenting
No one really said anything for a moment. They didn’t need to.
Autism Parents Are Just People
He’s my son. I made him. He’s a part of me. Any good I do for him, I do for myself.
What To Say To The Parent Of A Child With Autism
So what should you say? Well, to me there was only one statement that always fits…
Teaching Our Kids About Those Who Are Different
Teach them to fear Styrofoam and they will cower at packing peanuts forever unless someone shows them how you were wrong. Teach them to fear people and the same thing will happen.
Preparing For Battles That Never Happen
You stop caring about what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.
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