I'm going to take a break from blogging (maybe i will just do the odd post here and there?) as i have to focus on Cs future ( he is leaving school soon) and my sanity ( funding battle)
So i would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and kind words over the last 8 months. I'm sure i will pop in on you from time to time.
For me my post yesterday sums it up, as parents we need to listen to autistic people (you will find many wonderful bloggers at the Autism Hub)
So heres one last message from C;
I don’t want to be treated like a child.
I want respect.
I don’t want to be ‘trained’.
I want the opportunity to grow.
I don’t want to fester in a local day service, or in a home.
I want to be an active member of the community.
I don’t want pity or patronizing.
I want to be valued.
I don’t want neglect or abuse.
I want to feel safe.
I don’t want lack of resources to be an excuse.
I want a creative approach.
I don’t want institutionalised staff.
I want people who really care.
I don’t want people being complacent about my behaviour.
I want to be nurtured.
I don’t want special services.
I want opportunity.
I don’t want to ‘fit’ into existing services.
I want choice.
I don’t want to miss out because of risk assessment.
I want some fun.
I don’t want to be cured.
I want acceptance.
I don’t want charity.
I want integrity and dignity.
I don’t want to be disabled by society.
I just want what everyone else has.