I’ve been reading posts about labels – they’re bad/limiting, they’re good/helpful/freeing, etc. Personally, I’m on the side of “a label gives you information to make better decisions/explains what’s going on” (like the ones here and here).
But here’s the thing – people who say “don’t label your child, you’ll limit them” are full of crap. Continue reading
From Diary of a Mom’s Facebook Page:
Dear [random person offering unsolicited advice on the latest and greatest Miracle Treatment for my special needs child], Continue reading
Diagnosis Does Not Define a Person
Every parent of a newly-diagnosed child, and every professional who diagnoses or interacts with any special needs individual should watch this.
This has never been a challenge in our lives, but I’ve heard of it, and read the tragic stories in the news. How hard it is to balance safety with self-reliance; understanding that there’s a desire we aren’t aware of or don’t recognize, but that is clear to the person who “wanders”; to not take away anything to ensure safety, but to find safe ways to make more possible.
Love Not Fear Flashblog
“The flashblog is open to autistic individuals as well as parents, family members and allies of autistic people.”
Please visit the flashblog and find out more about what love can do.