Last January 19, 2017 at the Palm Harbor Library (FL) more than 35 families from Tampa Bay and beyond responded and confirmed the need to hold meetings with content created by, led and with meaning to parents.
Reality is, all families would have benefitted from the messages shared. The universal message of parental empowerment, commitment, dedication, restlessness applies to us all.
In the case of families caring and sacrificing for individuals in the autism spectrum our encounter was even more meaningful because nothing like this had happened before. A panel with significant information on Employability took place — organized/led by parents, for parents.
Three local heroes shared their experiences – how they created new paths, ways, raised their voices quite loud to tell the world — “my adult has a place in your world. Work with me, listen to me and it will happen.”
Lo and behold, they made it. Why?
Because, WE THE PARENTS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Nothing can stop the might, inventiveness, realism, care of a parent who knows the existing rules may not always apply to our kids. Yet, rules are rewritten all the time!!
Parent, rewrite your own rules — Guide, Educate, Support and Train an Adult in the Spectrum! NOW!