I have to admit that my focus on advocacy is fairly limited. Perhaps that’s needs to change. However, I’m heavily involved with my 3 autistic boys. That’s what I know. I tend to focus on what I know, first hand.
Right now, I’m a parent to 3 young autistic boys and that’s what my life revolves around. I’m also a special needs parent and so I know first hand what challenges are faced by a special needs parent.
That’s way you don’t hear me speak to much about much outside of that arena, at least for now.
My kids are what I know and my personal experience is what I share.
Having said that, as they grow, I grow with them and my advocacy will evolve as well.
However, and this is a very humongous however, this narrowed focus may be a disservice to my children and here’s why.
What I do now, in this moment and the ones that follow, will set the stage for what my kids will be faced with it in the future. As they grow into adulthood, I need to make sure that my kids are prepared for the world. I also need to make sure the world is prepared for them.
It seems like the overwhelming focus, including my own, has been on autism during childhood. I need to start looking at autism as a whole and remembering autism doesn’t disappear when my kids turn 18.
I mean where do think autistic adults come from?
I’ll give you a clue. You are probably tucking them into bed, every night and telling them how much you love them.
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