It’s been a while…..
I didn’t mean to stop blogging, but life happens. At first I was conflicted. I wanted to write a really good post for April, which was Autism Awareness Month. You see, there are two overarching, highly generalized camps among autism parents. On one side are the folks that are trying to “fix” their children and take away their autism and on the other side are those that accept their children for who and how they are, focusing on supports instead of cures. There is a movement afoot that says there is enough Awareness…it’s time to move on to Acceptance. I wanted to equate being born autistic with being born gay…would I take it away if I could? Would that fundamentally change the person I am? Would Blue Boy still be Blue Boy if he wasn’t autistic? I had all these ideas and conflicted thoughts and never got anything down in black and white.
That was April. Then came May…it was a whopper. We had IEP meetings, birthdays, more assessments, and another diagnosis. Oh, and I have been laid off in all but name and Blue Boy is at an all time low on the behavior scale…slapping and throwing things with wild abandon. I have had plenty of material to blog about. But, truth be told, I have been too depressed and struggling to stay afloat to have anything left over to spend on writing. I think I may be surfacing though, so I thought I’d clear the air so I can feel free to move forward. Writing helps…I just have to have a toe hold to start from.
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