A diagnosis of autism carries the stigma that individuals in the spectrum are not capable of showing empathy or understanding emotions.
But even in the depth of a massive regression at 2.5yrs old, I could find those moments where my child demonstrated an understanding of emotions — very basic for her age yet it happened.
Now at 8.5 yrs, Thomais is in full grasp of emotions, what they mean, how to handle them. The curiosity to understand others and their existence is intense.
Continue reading All about empathy and respect…
The Happy Kingdom is getting ready for Christmas.
Yadira will host a special Christmas podcast – Yadira in the Happy Kingdom – and she will read your wishes.
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I am a multimedia mom. Autism now guides my days. I was not interested in blogging. I was not interested in creating videos. My new world caring for my daughter with special needs has opened this unstoppable interest to share, discuss my ideas and realities. At some point, I want our life to be understood and respected.
As a parent, the decisions I make and made, need to be discussed, analyzed in future university courses. Employer training programs must include the input of parents — they will employ our offspring and their reactions to day to day business decision making is not part of their comfort zone —
What we survive with our kids/adults is unequal to anything parenting could bring to anyone’s life.
Our voices must not be drowned.
Our ideas, suggestions must not continue to be ignored.
Every blog entry. Every video I make. Every post I share. Every effort has the intention to make sure everyone realizes the success of our children/adults in the spectrum depends on what we do, what we allow, what we tolerate. We, the parents, facilitate and then we handle the over stimulation or meltdown at home.
We are survivors. We are caretakers. We love our children/adults.
Dear world… Listen to us – in any format we choose.
Parent… speak up, share your truth. Don’t wait.
Your raw, open, honest opinion is more than welcomed…
AUTISM REALITY or realities?
King Sun, a leading character, has autism. He must jump all the time. Even while doing speeches, while eating… yes, that is what he needs to do.
This study guide shall enhance the dialogue at home and in the classroom.
Future generations will be positively influenced by the thoughts and ideas presented.
We will share drawings and poems! Email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org