If you ever get the “privilege” of knowing a special needs family you should feel honored. I say “privilege” because that’s exactly what it is, a privilege not a “right”. I used the word “honored” because playing a role in the lives of a special needs family is reserved for select few, as most simply aren’t strong enough.
-Lost and Tired
I have enjoyed reading your blog. I used to work in education (until I became a SAHM) as an 1-on-1 aide for children with special needs and have worked with many children with Autism. One of the best phrases I heard will working was "If you have met one child with Autism, you have met 1 child with Autism". Many times people don't understand that it affects every different.
Thank you so much for writing. I can't imagine your struggles but I am sure you and your wife are stronger for it. It gives me new perspective to my everyday life.
Also, I don't know if you have seen this. I'm sure you have in some way. It's a list of iPad apps for people with Autism, but some of them are available for Droid phones as well. Or maybe you would like to pass it along. https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AjbIta8O…
I can't even imagine your stuggles and I have three babies myself under three.
Hang in there!
You're in 🙂