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Post  Jeshiko on Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:37 pm

nice short fell-good read

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Post  ~JakesMum~ on Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:16 am

Thank you. This part:

Today, I recognize "Oh, I'm so sorry," to be one of the harshest things you can say to a parent who has told you that their child has autism. Today, if someone were to say that to me, I would say simply, "I'm not. He's a wonderful little boy."

Is so true! I get that a lot!
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Post  Jeshiko on Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:20 am

~JakesMum~ wrote:Thank you. This part:

Today, I recognize "Oh, I'm so sorry," to be one of the harshest things you can say to a parent who has told you that their child has autism. Today, if someone were to say that to me, I would say simply, "I'm not. He's a wonderful little boy."

Is so true! I get that a lot!

I have not had anyone say it yet which is nice. Most people seem really good about it and always seem to know someone who has ASD also which surprised me. Maybe I have been lucky so far Laughing
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Post  missbee on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:21 am

Awesome, loved reading that. I often wonder if chris would be chris without aspergers.

Thanks for sharing
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Post  sewsable on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:14 am

I don't think anyone's ever said the sorry thing to me, some say "it must be hard" which you can't really argue with as sometimes it is hard. I do point out that neurotypical kids can be hard too.
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Post  missbee on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:58 am

Yeah no ones said im sorry to me either. Perhaps its more of an american thing to say when you hear something like that ????

People say they would have never of known, which i think is a good thing. Although sometimes i get the impression they think ive made it up Evil or Very Mad but thats probably just my insecurity about the situation.
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Post  teegee on Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:18 am

Never had any one say sorry, but then again, we haven't told anyone!

Personally, I am still struggling to accept the diagnosis - I am still kinda shaking my fist at the sky saying "why her/me/us" Sad

Not buying into it. Do I accept my child's autism? Absolutely not. Autism is a brain injury. I accept it no more than I would accept someone hitting him in the head with a baseball bat. Do I accept my son absolutely, without question. My son is wonderful and has brought us an enormous adventure that offers challenges and rewards. Is it the autism that has given us this wonderful boy? No. Our son is wonderful in spite of autism.

I understand letting go of the hurt and anger in order to love and nurture your affected child, but if you are talking about embracing autism as if it is a blessing, forget it, not buying it.

This comment kinda sums it up - I don't see autism as a blessing - it makes life so much harder - I see people with NT children, and I am so jealous Sad

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Post  Jeshiko on Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:20 am

teegee wrote:Never had any one say sorry, but then again, we haven't told anyone!

Personally, I am still struggling to accept the diagnosis - I am still kinda shaking my fist at the sky saying "why her/me/us" Sad

Not buying into it. Do I accept my child's autism? Absolutely not. Autism is a brain injury. I accept it no more than I would accept someone hitting him in the head with a baseball bat. Do I accept my son absolutely, without question. My son is wonderful and has brought us an enormous adventure that offers challenges and rewards. Is it the autism that has given us this wonderful boy? No. Our son is wonderful in spite of autism.

I understand letting go of the hurt and anger in order to love and nurture your affected child, but if you are talking about embracing autism as if it is a blessing, forget it, not buying it.

This comment kinda sums it up - I don't see autism as a blessing - it makes life so much harder - I see people with NT children, and I am so jealous Sad

me too. I would take it away if I could whereas some people say that wouldn't change things. I guess maybe I'll change, I hope I do really as it is hard feeling like this some days. Don't get me wrong, some days are great and I LOVE MIkko but I'd love things to be easier for him and for us.
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Post  sewsable on Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:21 am

I would certainly happily hand back the autism part of my children, life is hard enough without that. I hope that they'll do well in life despite it, but it's certainly not going to make life easy for them.
My main wishes atm are that both grow enough to cope with highschool, I really don't want Ian to go the "special school" route as I want him to learn to cope in the real world. I also hope for jobs they enjoy and that they find someone to share their lives with.
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