It’s all about perspective. I love this post, because it gets to the heart of why we need to understand our kids, our special kids, and not push them into a mold because we think it’s “easier”. I can’t say it any better than this post does.
My child is not typical.
Trying to force her to be something that she’s not doesn’t work.
Let’s play a game, shall we?
Hey, mom, you need to be autistic now.
Don’t worry; we’ll show you how. We’re going to give you therapy to make you autistic.
But I’m not autistic.
Not really relevant.
We’re going to teach you to act autistic.
That’s not who I am.
Yeah, we know, but you’re going to have to get used to it.
But it’s NOT WHO I AM.
No, it’s not.
It hurts to be told that who you are is not okay.
That how you see the world is .. wrong.
That how you act is … wrong.
That how you express excitement, show fear, communicate joy, share sadness, and, and, and .. are wrong.
It is a life of No.
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