On one of the autism pages I follow on FB posted a cry for help responding to comments on an article about autism and the misinformation in the comments…I didnt even read the article and went straight to the comments. I didnt end up commenting myself bc the self advocates and some of the parents were doing a great job and there was really not anything further to add they said it all. But I ended up just having to close the page because I was so angry.
Parents of autistic children were saying HORRIBLE things about their children…i just wanted to go find those children and take them and run! Apparently parents of autistic children that are ok, or even feel blessed by their children are ‘drinking the kool aid” and delusional and all sorts of other things! REALLY ok so youre unhappy…I get it…but why attack those who arent? Are you really that bitter? One person said what I was thinking and basically suggested if they were that unhappy they should place their child for adoption so someone could love and appreciate them for who they are!
I had those moments as a parent at first where I cried and was disappointed and didnt understand why me? why did I have not 1 but TWO “broken” children. But after a few days I picked myself off, dropped the pity party and started doing everything in my power to help them! I started following autistic adults because their insights helped me better understand WHY my children acted how they did. I found some other blogs which were GREAT! Its just sad to me that those children have to live with the constant reminder that basically their parents hate them! What kind of monster could put a child through that?
Ok rant over! Thanks to my It Works business giving me the opportunity to stay home full time, and a new (to me) laptop I hope to actually start blogging more often. So here’s to post #1 of many