When it comes to Autism, the entertainment world has a very distinct way of presenting things.
When you truly accept anything as a possibility then everything is perfect.
The entire process seems to go from selfless to self-serving with the click of an iPhone video.
As the parent to a child with Autism, it pulls me back to the early days of his life…
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.
No one really said anything for a moment. They didn’t need to.
He’s my son. I made him. He’s a part of me. Any good I do for him, I do for myself.
So what should you say? Well, to me there was only one statement that always fits…
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.
You stop caring about what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.