About Me

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.

Friday, July 04, 2008

INDEPENDENCE DAY....

Happy 4th of July...Independence Day....

We celebrate this holiday in America...it is the day the US gained their
Independence following the Revolutionary War.
We live in the greatest Country in the World. We have the rights so many
others will never know. We have the ability to go so far...that includes
our children.
Our children are very lucky to have been born in America. They have the
ability to get an incredible education, invaluable therapies and the choices
of some of the greatest doctors in the world. Nothing in America will hold
our children back.
Autistic children in other countries are not so lucky. They are given up on
from the moment they are diagnosed. Some are deemed undesireable and
put away.
How lucky we, as American's are, to be able to educate our children with
Autism and show the world how amazing they truly are.

Independence also means the ability to teach our children how to do things
so eventually they can grow up and be more independent. That is the goal
in our home. To teach our children how to be responsible and able to eventually
maintain an independent lifestyle.

So, on this Independence Day 2008, I wish you all a HAPPY and SAFE
4th of July....

Our neighborhood parade is starting soon......HAPPY 4th.

3 comments:

pantrypuff said...

Well WE don't have a July 4 parade in OUR neighborhood. What a dumpy part of town I inhabit...

Mom26children said...
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Anonymous said...

I thank God every day that my autistic son was born in this country. This being said, there are still many places in the States, that are way behind the times in terms of services. In no way are "invaluable therapies" and "incredible education" the norm for autistic children in the public school system. I can personally tell you for a fact, that even though we live in one of the better school districts in our state, when it comes to autism, my son would have been nowhere near where he is today, had I left him up to the "system".
And there are unfortunately also many children with autism (most ? not counting Aspies) who will likely never be fully independent. That's just calling it as it is.
But- yes, definitely the States are a great country, and happy 4-th to all.
Lillian