We’ve been seeing numerous stories these past few weeks about parents killing or attempting to kill their autistic child. For the most part this blog will be focused on telling stories from childhood/teens about life on the spectrum. But after reading todays Diary of a Mom post, I decided to go ahead and share some reactions. She wrote eloquently about these news stories…she always writes eloquently. I left a comment there that I thought I would post here, in modified form.
Click here to see her full post. The comment:
One of the great tragedies facing the autism community: when you love your child, and spend every waking second trying to think from their POV, trying to understand them, putting 100% effort into making their lives comfortable no matter how difficult: you’re not a news story.