I just read the first blog from a dad whose son has autism. He didnt sugar coat things, he laid it all out. It was refreshing. Lately I've been seeing a lot of posts and blogs that are supposed to be uplifting and empowering but its not like that all the time. Its not sunshine and roses. You can say you were picked for this but sometimes you ask yourself why...
I thought I'd share it with you as I've often felt the way he explained it. Here is an excerpt:
"Autism culture—rightly—focuses on concentrating not on who your child could have been, but on who your child is: difference not deficiency. It is a culture of optimism, a culture of fierceness that fights for our children’s recognition by schools, society, our larger families. I believe in this culture, but I wasn’t ready for it. It took me time. I needed to mourn, to release the anguish that comes whenever our visions of our lives create dissonance with the reality of our lives."