Stimming doesn’t give a child Autism. In fact, “stimming” isn’t even exclusive to Autism.
A voice in my head whispered, “Why did you do that? What do you know about babies?”
It’s like living in an Adam Sandler movie.
Kids aren’t all or nothing. Neither is Autism.
It felt like Autism took away so much more than my son’s ability to do certain things. It felt like it would take away my peace, calm, and security as well.
As his Dad, it makes keeping him out of harm’s way, the hardest job I have, even harder.
They know to never listen if I ask them to smell their food or accept a Hurtz Donut.
The entire process seems to go from selfless to self-serving with the click of an iPhone video.
Although rarely talked about, it’s one of the strangest parts of parenting.
The symbolism was shockingly on point. It was as if someone was writing this out for me to read, rather than to live.