Although progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of people on the autistic spectrum, many still fail to understand or appreciate the mix of strengths and weaknesses found in individuals with autism.
To quote the Grateful Dead, keep seeking “all that’s still unsung.”
Those living with this disability need to be better understood, properly treated, socially engaged and ‘counted in’.
For parents who happen to have a child with a disability, hope will only take you so far.
If children and youth are our future, we need to find ways to set them free.
Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if more people told the truth?
We’re still American women and the first amendment belongs to us too.
Are you a compelling person?
If I want to reinvent myself—as all empty nesters must—then NOW is the time.
Perhaps if we each make a tiny bit of progress, spreading a little more love and happiness around, there will be a slow but positive ripple effect in the world?
We all plan our paths, and then life hijacks us in new directions.
As mothers we can teach our girls AND boys to love and respect each other as equals from the moment they leave our womb.
It’s difficult for me to “accept” that my child on the spectrum will never be fully independent; especially since independence is what she yearned for since she was a little girl.
I don’t need gifts this holiday season. What I want is for my sweet, hard-working child on the spectrum is to find a paying job.
The question of whether dads grieve more than moms over an empty nest is impossible to answer.
A round of applause for late bloomers, please!