Fellow Autistic Advocates, Please help this mom!October 25, 2012
Fellow Autistic advocates, please help this mom out! Point her to resources that can truly help her out with navigating life with an autistic child. Thanks!
“So does this mean she has Aspergers? Someone in my family has that.”
“No, it’s Autism”
Autism, Aspergers, PDD-NOS, Retts they all are a part of the “spectrum” and most share overlapping traits so why does one word instill a greater fear then the other. Why with a major in psychology and knowing it’s neurological and not because I didn’t teach her right do I still feel I’m to blame.
I was the mom who felt school for a child started from birth. Early education didn’t and shouldn’t start with the traumatic introductory of public education at five. Everything and every place was a lesson and where we could explore and have fun.
I noticed my child would look in my direction but never was interested in me. Funny faces caught a glimpse but not for long. Before she was even crawling at 11 months she was lining up blocks…
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