So I have a stats recording that let’s me know what people are visiting the most and right now it’s my articles that include Autism. Strange thing is those are just the “this is how my life is going” type posts. I think it’s because we reach out for someone to say me too, I get that, I know where you are coming from. When I first suspected that my oldest daughter had Asperger’s I had no one to reach out to, to hear “I get that”. I had some great responses about me being overly sensitive, that girls are different then boys and that if I just put them in school, it would all go away. But not one person said I understand, cause they couldn’t.
They couldn’t understand what its like to know their child is different, the kind of different that doesn’t go away, the kind of different that may limit their future, that definitely changes your outlook for their future, the kind of different that can squash dreams. You don’t understand that until you sit across the desk from some health care professional and hear, “Your daughter has Asperger’s and your son has PDD-NOS.” Until you read the EFMP report and see “prognosis guarded” and “moderate to severe”. Until you have walked that path, you don’t know.
- To “I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers”: An #AutismPositivity2012 Flash Blog Event (30daysofautism.wordpress.com)
- 5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child Diagnosed with Autism – From the Archives (theinclusivechurch.wordpress.com)
- The Autism Spectrum (moorestorms.com)