World Autism Day reveals Awesome Parents

April 7, 2009 at 2:03 PM 1 comment

April 2nd was World Autism Day and the more I read about it, the more I realized how this condition penetrates the entire family.  Dealing with a child with autism is potentially one of the most difficult challenges anyone could face.

There are so many aspects that parents must deal with on so many levels.   We are still struggling with understanding the cause, crafting treatments and creating opportunities for these children to learn and grow and develop to their full potential.

But what strikes me most is the commitment, trials and unbelievable courage of so many parents.  I thought I was a pretty good Mom, but I am humbled by the stories these parents tell.

AblePlay salutes these parents, each and every one for both meeting the challenges of caring for a child with autism and for surviving the gut wrenching emotional battles they wage in their homes, at schools and navigating through the mostly “unaware” world.

I encourage you to read these remarkable stories that take parenting to a new level of devotion and advocacy.

Thanks to these parents for sharing, by doing so they serve us all.  For them I will use a word I think is overused but in this case I feel it is more than  appropriate — Awesome!

Autism parents’ plea:  Understand …

Acceptance issues with autistic children

A Rain Man Moment

Life with Gaby

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  • 1. FloortimeRepository  |  April 24, 2009 at 11:20 PM

    I haven’t read aloud to my son in a little while. When our dog died reading “The Lion the witch and the Wardrobe”, helped him through it.

    He smiled when I read the part about Aslan coming back. I told him that our dog Hunter was with the angels and in different place. It was a hard time. He would cry and ask me to bring back his friend.

    It was a tough time. I wasn’t always sure how to comfort him. I would read to him and snuggle and that seemed to give him the comfort he needed.


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