Sunday, 22 February 2009
For those that don't know, we are the proud parents of Short Stack... who is on the "Autistic Spectrum Disorder".
What is the spectrum? To be more specific, what is Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
I'll let you search what Autism is... and all the variations of what the "spectrum" entails. What this quick post is about is sharing a video, which I think, shares most of what a parent struggles with:
- the emotions of dealing with the public, the doctors, the schools....
- the emotions at times dealing with family also.
As sometimes when someone shares about how well their kid does in baseball - your kid with ASD is in speech therapy.
Play it often, rec'd it...share it (embed it) and let people know that it's the parents fighting for their children, by working with Schools/Government, family... to make their child's developement a normal one so their children will have a chance to live a productive life in society.
There is hope, as awareness is on the rise and in some areas there's some major support.
My heart goes out to all those parents with children that have special needs.
Do you have a child with special needs or knows of someone that does?