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Wednesday, August 12, 2020


If he falls to the floor, kicking and screaming, because there’s no chicken nuggets, it’s just his way of coping. Be patient, you’ll get your turn to order.

If she bumps her head and starts to hit herself in the face, don’t stare, it’s her frustration. Mom will handle it, she see’s it everyday.

If dad is cutting his child’s food, he’s not treating him like baby. He just doesn't want his son to choke.

If she ignores your child on the playground, she’s not a brat. She’s just not good at social interaction. She would love to play with your child, she just doesn't know how.

He may be to big to sit in the shopping cart, no, he’s not lazy. He wants to run around, but his mom needs to shop. She’s not up for chasing him today.

If she has to be carried out screaming, it’s probably because of a meltdown. Be helpful, open the door. Don’t just stare or whisper. No, it’s not because she didn't get the toy she wanted. If it were only that simple.

Don’t talk to her like a child, unless she is one. Don’t yell, she’s not deaf. She may not talk, but she can understand.

No, it’s not bad parenting. Discipline won’t help.

This is autism, it’s his life. Don’t judge him, he’s not judging you.

~ By Tina Moreland
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  • ST3PH
    Thanks @MOLLIEMAC, your right, it is disheartening that there are people who think like that. Eddie has come such a long way since he was first diagnosed with autism 11 years ago (a month before he turned 3). I just wished people understood how far he’s come emoticon
    314 days ago
    It is so disheartening that people continue to show impatience and prejudice Steph, if only they could walk in your shoes. You are a wonderful mama and your son is a special young man. emoticon
    315 days ago
  • ST3PH
    Sadly I have relatives that thinks the autism can be slapped out of my 13 year old nonverbal autistic son emoticon Needless to say we don’t have much to do with them
    315 days ago
    Ah, if only everyone knew this. I work with kids with autism every day, and I have crazy amounts of respect for their parents.
    315 days ago
    This is excellent!!! More people should read this! I hope that Spark People sends this to all its members!
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