First of all there are very few places that these questions are ok, this is one of them, because I am going to answer them as though they were asked out of innocence or ignorance and not answer them with frustration. However I will also explain why each question can make an Autism parent react out of anger or pain.
Letting your walls down is hard, but holding onto pain is worse
Big Little has been fighting migraines for almost 2 months now. It is heart breaking. One of the worst parts has been trying to convince people that I really do know what is happening and I am not over-reacting. The first thing everyone asks is “How can you tell she is having migraines?” She is
So you get your child’s diagnosis, maybe you expected it, maybe you didn’t. You immediately look into support groups, on-line or off-line, and join a few. The next thing you know everything you say is wrong. You can’t say “normal” You can’t say “cure” or “grow out of” You can’t use a puzzle piece because
We are going on a road trip!!!!! I know what you are thinking, “road trip with 2 special needs kids under 6, are they crazy?” Yes, yes we are. Actually we have done a few cross country trips out of necessity already, so we’ve got this. When I told that to one of Little Little’s Occupational
I have had to give up on some of my expectations, and that is heart wrenching,but I will always hope and dream for my girls.
Another great post by Ausm Dad Hi there, I have been thinking long and hard about sharing my life on Facebook and any other social media platform. You can ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I’m a private person and a bit of an introvert. My goal for this blog
Today we went to the zoo, it was awesome and crazy, so like normal! Grandma and Grandpa know how much the girls love the zoo, so they got us a year long membership. Grandma and Grandpa are awesome. Most people go, “Zoo Day, let’s go!” Not us. First there are the 2 or more days
Why is she acting that way? You should give her a spanking! You’re not parenting your child well! Those are the comments that I hear all the time when I’m out in public with my child. According to verified sources, my mum, I was a well mannered child who my mum paraded everywhere we went.
One of the scariest parts of being a parent is when your child is hurting and there is nothing you can do about it. Both of our girls suffer from chronic ear infections. Our older daughter had the pressure build up so severely that she actually lost her hearing. Ours girls now both have tubes
6: There are specific physical features that go along with Autism… One thing almost every Autistic parent is sick and tired of hearing is: “But they don’t LOOK Autistic” or “They are too cute to be Autistic” There are a few special needs that come with their own set of physical norms, Autism is not
Fair Warning, these are frustrating to deal with, so I may seem a little ticked off 1: Girls can’t have Autism…. For a long time people had, and some still do, believe that girls cannot have Autism. I have 2 little angels that prove that wrong. Often, girls are miss-diagnosed as having ADHD or
One of the most consistent struggles for parents of Autistic kids, is sleep, or lack thereof. For some reason our kids seem to not need sleep… ever. Ok, so that is a little over dramatic, but you know what I mean. From Web MD: 3-6 Years Old: 10 – 12 hours per day is needed.