Being an Autism parent isn’t easy. In fact, it’s considered to be among the most difficult things a human being can do.
Every person with Autism is unique in their own right. They each have their own unique personality, likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. In other words, no two people with Autism are the same.
As a result of this, every Autism family is different as well. There are similarities of course, but Autism isn’t a cookie cutter diagnosis, and neither is Autism parenting.
I have three kids with Autism and while they share the same diagnosis, they are very different from one another.
Some families, like mine, face very difficult situations, that make life a struggle at times. Other families can be far less impacted and if you didn’t know they were an Autism family, you wouldn’t know they were an Autism family. Still there are countless others who fall somewhere in between.
The point is this. No two people with Autism are the same. Subsequently, no two Autism families are the same either.
Despite our differences, we are all connected by the love we have for our kids.
We need everyone’s voice in order to help the world better understand Autism and Autism parenting. One voice, one organization, one celebrity, is not an accurate representation of our community.
Tell your story. Give your kids a voice until they can find their own. Support each other and embrace our differences. Together we can make this world a better place for our loved ones with Autism..