You mention the word Autism and most people do one of 2 things they either understand exactly where you are coming from or they run a mile. Now what I don’t get or understand is how one word can scare people and make them run for the hills.
Autism is very challenging and most of the time it feels like you are knocking your head against a brick wall as you try and struggle with stresses and strains of daily life but then, something amazing happens. Your child smiles at you, or gives you an unexpected hug and makes it all worth it. All the hours of screaming just disappear in to infinity.
I would be lying if I said that living in the world of autism is easy because it isn’t it is very difficult at times. It is like living in a whole new world you have to find ways of doing everything, thinking out of the box for solutions to seemingly simple problems. You are thrown into a world of jargon, quirks, traits all which you soon become accustomed to and soon becomes second nature to you.
You begin to understand your child you think you have it sussed then Autism weaves its magic and throws another quirk or trait into the mix.
Do you know I get to see the world differently through the eyes of my children they see the smallest details that I would probably miss. Looking back its amazing just what I have learnt because of autism. One major thing I have learnt is to fight, I have battled against people, authorities. I have learnt to use my voice you wouldn’t believe I used to be a shy retiring mouse and won’t say boo to a goose . Yes it is true !!!!!