My daughter wants to travel. She wishes to discover the world. She says all the time, you went to China and you did not take me… not fair!!
We have read posts about families raising children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum who have succeeded planning trips. Yes, even with autism on board they were capable of enjoying a vacation. Above all, not allowing the diagnosis control the dynamics.
Here is our effort. We must share what we are learning and enjoying.
I am aware not everyone can do what we do, how we do it. The purpose here is not to compare since we have something to learn from all of you, I firmly believe that. The purpose is to share how we accept the awesome and the challenges of our day to day. Above all, how we seek quality of life.
Thomais wants to be acknowledged, accepted, understood, respected – she wants to belong.#Autism can present challenges. The rest of the world needs to hear from those living it, to better understand what it can be about.Find out more about Thomais here: www.autismhappykingdom.com#twominutewonderclip
She wants to be acknowledged, accepted, understood, respected – she wants to belong. #Autism can present challenges. The rest of the world needs to hear from those living it, to better understand what it can be about.
NOTE: I am aware not every family can have their child communicate the way Thomais does. We have been there. We survived the not knowing or understanding. May Thomais’s words help those around you understand what your child/teen/adult could be experiencing.
My daughter Thomais can now speak — 6 years ago she could not!
This instance is a classic. Why? Because assistants and a teacher treated her without kindness and respect two years ago. And for the past 6 months she’s capable of expressing her memories in vivid detail.
Every month she goes through OCD and a PTSD episode and she repeats the same details over and over. She cries and asks why did this happen to her.
As a parent I say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Another parent states: “every single day there is more lack of empathy. I am totally disgusted”
A combination of factors allow this abuse to take place and our children pay for it.
My main message: existing training prior to being hired is not effective, it cannot be Academia based. It has to be training led by parents.
But in order to get approval for any kind of training of teachers, politics have to be involved.
They will be hearing from us soon!
Sources of Information—Who Are the Best Reporters?
Due to their core deficits in communication, emotional
understanding, and expression, children with ASD are often
poor reporters of their own psychological symptoms
and under-report problems on symptom rating scales
(Mazefsky et al. 2011; White et al. 2012). Clinicians have
come to rely on the reports of parents or other observers…