A warrior mom's point of view on autism

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by slsh, May 24, 2007.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

  2. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    I can't get it to open. Looks like maybe the address isn't complete?

    Anyway, will try again later.
  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Good stuff! I do agree about the sensationalising it all. I don't agree that we should ignore the negative stuff though - there is a lot that needs fixing, and anything we can achieve in this generation is not only the result of our own efforts, but it's on the backs of pioneers like this who have already begun to blaze a trail.

    I managed to get the Special Education autism high school class I wanted, in the time frame I told them I would do it. But it's not just my achievement, people had been fighting for this for years before I came along. I just put my shoulder to the wheel alongside theirs, and who knows? Maybe my efforts just coincided with their eventual success.

    We should never compare our problems with someone else's - you can't put a measuring stick on disability. We all just try to cope, each with our own little bundle of issues. And sometimes our efforts bring results, either because of, or in spite of, our efforts piggybacked onto everyone else's.

  4. CCRidr2

    CCRidr2 Sheena-Warrior Momma

    "If I could control his behavior, don't you think I would?"

    "Next year, for National Autism Awareness Month, can we focus on people and families and communities who deal with autism in a more positive way?"

    These 2 statements said it all for me!
  5. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    Good article. Thanks!
  6. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Thank you that is a nice article. -RM
  7. sameold sameold

    sameold sameold New Member

    Very nice article. She says it all. Thanks for posting this.