I am feeling sombre today as my father told me yesterday he is dying.
So I'm going to do a sombre post.
All parents know raising any child is difficult at times. For us parents with a child on the spectrum (I cant speak for other disabilities) it is made a lot harder not only by other peoples attitudes but the lack of funding for schools, respite etc. There is a general lack of understand not only by the public but professionals to (Hence my wanting to write Mother of Shrek)
Some parents go under. It makes very depressing reading.
Helen Rogan threw herself off a bridge taking her Autistic son with her.
Karen McCarron wanted to end her daughters pain.
William H Lash shot his 12 year old son and himself.
Casey was 17 when her mother killed her.
I could go on.
The abuse our children can suffer makes us as parents suffer. The frustration, the fighting for our children’s basic needs, the knock backs, its all so wearing and draining.
When we go out we are stared at, laughed at, our friends desert us, our families don’t know how to help. Our world shrinks.
And for some it ends in tragedy.
Its not just about accepting our Child's autism , (Jim Sinclair helps with this) It is about society at large accepting our Child's autism.