Having an autistic child is not the end of the world--far from it. It is my hope that through this blog, at least a handful of people will get to understand that. My child is amazing, she brings us tremendous joy. We have good days & bad days, but we CHOOSE to focus on the good. Our belief is that by loving our daughter, giving her the most comfortable environment we can, and by most of all accepting her differences, she will continue to blossom--in her OWN way.

1/15/08

Autism Everyday: Exploitations & Misconceptions (Part III)

Photobucket"He will never get married."

I'm sorry, but, who is to say this? The child she refers to is around kindergarten age. How can she predict this? I have seen videos of adult autistics from their childhood, and one may have predicted a grim future for them as well. Yet, they are doing SO much in their life. These parents promote the misconception that children with autism do not learn, grow, and change as they get older.

She speaks of seeing a mother dance with her son at a wedding, and how she'll never get to experience that. What parent can guarantee their son is going to get married? I know plenty of adult men and women who are not married, and a lot of them will tell you adamantly, they will never get married. So, what makes her think if her child was NT, that she'd get that dance?

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