Today is the last day of Autism Acceptance month for 2015. With ASD, as the song goes, “Some days are diamonds, some days are stone!” In amongst the challenging moments, there are so many funny, rewarding and fantastic memories and stories. Along this road, with therapy and school, we can often tend to focus more on what the kids can’t do, as opposed to what they can do. We work on their weaknesses but sometimes forget to work to their strengths. If you are a teacher or a therapist or medical specialist, it’s worth thinking further upon this because as a parent we often only ever hear about the weaknesses, the difficulties. Sometimes, just hearing one positive comment can give your heart wings and it’s so valuable for our kids to hear this too.
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Thanks so much to all of you who have been reading and responding to my posts, and to those who have forwarded my posts on to others. I think that raising an awareness of Autism will go a long way towards fostering an acceptance of Autism. Diversity should be embraced in every way. Difference is to be celebrated.
We are all in this together – raising children, being in community, living and loving. Thanks for sharing the journey with me. xxx