Anxieties of a Parent with a Child with Autism - Page 2
I know in the past that I have mentioned solutions or projects that need to be accomplished in order to improve the plight of parents of children on the spectrum. But this time I don't have any answers or secrets. There isn't anything special that can be done, no secret herb or magical gesture that will fix this situation. It's the reality of children with autism, and parents who try to help them through their condition. It takes commitment and dedication. Personally, I work through it day by day, looking for those little accomplishments that come, and working through the regression and setbacks that my son may have.
But it is all worth it when you see your child make a friend who looks past his lack of speech or social graces and wants him to come over and play. It's worth it when, during a church presentation to his class, he makes that presentation without a meltdown. And it will be worth it when I see him become a positive contributor to society when he gets older. Autism is not a condemnation or a curse, it's just another way of thinking. And as such there is nothing that can really stop a child on the Spectrum from accomplishing what he or she wants, as long as they have the support from everyone around them.