Well, we went to the neurologist today with Kiernan. Guess what? He is still autistic. I was joking around and asked the doctor, "So, is there a cure yet" ? He smiled. "How about recovery" ? Another smile. He gets it. He also gets negated for his thoughts on autism. This is a pediatric neurologist who truly believes that autism is a disorder. That autism is not curable. That autism is not the end of the world. I like this doctor. Most of the other parent's of autistic children do not. He does not condone biomedical. He does not condone ABA. He is realistic. They are not.
I am a member of an autism support group. I get so depressed by the questions they ask one another. How do you get your child to swallow 20 pills a day? How do you get the school to administer the nutrients that my quack doctor prescribed? How can I get the school to pay $30000.00 a year for ABA? Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo !!!!
I feel so badly for the children. I know of 20 kids who have to go to sleep so their parent's can sneak a B12 shot into their butts. I know of the same 20 kids whose parent's are so desperate for a normal child that they are paying over $60000.00 a year for cures, then bitch about the costs.
They would save so much just stopping their insanity and accepting their wonderful children. How happy the whole family will be when they can all take a long breath, sit back, look around and realize that what they have in front of them is pretty darn wonderful.
I know it is just a dream, but I think this can happen.
- I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.
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