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Response to a blog post on “Autisable”

March 19, 2010

I read a blog post on a site called Autisable. The topic was Autism and Divorce.

I’m way too overloaded at the moment to really go into what I think about this but…….I’m reposting a comment I wrote on the blog, here.

People really need to think through their commitment to one another……and to any future children…..
Special needs happen. It’s a chance you have when you decide to have a kid. I’m autistic myself.
My parents have been married for 30 years (will be 31 years in May) and I’ve been around for 26 of those years. They managed to make it work. Granted I am verbal and have been since age 3, I never smeared poo that I can recall, probably didn’t have massive public meltdowns……I wasn’t connected enough to the world for that……though I did interact with others, I wasn’t “all there” so to speak…..I was the only one who knew that though, or so I thought.
I have heard about financial struggles that can come with bringing up special needs children. Part of this I think can be avoided……don’t spend money on therapies or diets or whatever that are questionable at best……had more to say but now am overloaded and hungry so enough for now.
A marriage is a COMMITMENT. Having children is a COMMITMENT……..
Remember that, folks.
And before anyone says “well what if a mom of an autistic child cheats on her husband, what then..”…well, use common sense. It all goes back to the COMMITMENT part.
If you can’t commit, don’t get married or don’t have kids…….one or more of them could end up with special needs……not only autistic, but perhaps other physical issues also………
The Integral

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4 comments

  1. There was a really funny article in the ONION about all this, which got the point across better than the more serious one would.

    I do believe in commitment with a capital C.


  2. @ The Integral – You’re a good person, and a good advocate, and I mean all of you.


  3. Commitment has kept us together. That, and that we like to talk to each other, and feel very at ease being real.


  4. Onion and humor wins every time.



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