Thursday, September 30, 2010

We Fight the Fights That Are Worth Fighting

This post has been published at The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. A wonderful blog which is a compilation of stories, advice and projections from persons who are raising children on the autism spectrum or from persons who have autism themselves or in some cases both situations. It is an interesting and informative look into today's world of where we are in the autism community and where  we have yet to go. Please read the entire post at the link below.

Until next time,

Elise


Fifteen years ago, my oldest son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified). At the time, we had no idea what kind of future he would have -- if he would have at a future at all. Autism was not even a word on anyone’s lips at the time; no one was talking about it and no one was even acknowledging the epidemic that it was becoming.


Luckily, I had a cousin whose son had been diagnosed years earlier and I called him for some advice. The best thing that he ever said to me and what I pass on to others is: Do not project the future for your child. Take each day, each moment if necessary, and do what needs to be done at that time. Then one day you will look back and see how far your child has come. That is exactly what I did -- and when I look back, I see miracles......

Read the Rest at The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism