You may have noticed a lot of sponsored posts and product reviews here lately and less content. I feel like I’ve been silenced on the content front. Strangled really. So, why not put my space to good use in the meantime since I do product reviews, eh? My kids can always use a new piece of sensory equipment. Oh, but that’s the part where I’m feeling strangled. I feel like I can’t talk about the autism anymore, and the Army front has been eerily quiet.
You see, the autism community by and large, save for a few, just downright suck lately. In case you didn’t know, you, me, and all of us, except the exalted high and mighty ones are doing it all wrong. How dare you love your children and just try to do what you think is best with what you have. You’re wrong! Did you know that? Their way is the only way.
Yeah, I feel a big screw you coming on too, so go ahead and take a moment to yell it at your screen.
Taking our children to therapy means we’re trying to make them “normal.” We’re not embracing them for who they are.
Giving our children medication means we’re just controlling them. We don’t know how it feels to have those drugs in our systems (even though we might). It doesn’t matter that some people need medications for chemical imbalances in their brains regardless of an autism diagnosis or not.
We’re not allowed as parents to grieve when we see other children of the same age who don’t have autism doing things our child who is developmentally delayed isn’t even close to doing or may never do.
There is no feeling frustrated or even angry when you’re cleaning poop off your walls and out of your carpet for the fifth time that day. Your child is expressing themselves and you should be happy about it.
If you vaccinate your child, you caused their autism. Shame on you. If you keep vaxing after you noticed symptoms or got a diagnosis, you’re continuing to knowingly inject your child with toxins. Well, you know what? I’d rather have a happy and autistic child, than one who died from a simple preventable disease in this day and age.
Changing your child’s diet will cure them. Fantastic! Maybe for your child, but I’ve done all of those diets due to food allergies in my family, and they didn’t make a damn bit of difference. They only work when that particular child has intolerance or allergies to those foods.
Just give your child vitamin supplements. That will fix everything too! You know what? I do. My children were tested by a doctor to be deficient in some vitamins, and guess what? They’re still autistic.
So, in summation,you don’t know me or my family. You might not even have children. You don’t know what it’s like to live my life day in and day out, and until such a time, unless you see something that is clearly a safety issue (and not some radical idea or group movement) butt out. The majority of autism parents walk a middle road somewhere, but in the climate that currently exists, there is no road for us.
*All disrespectful comments will be deleted. I will not tolerate the hate and vitriol that being spewed elsewhere to continue here in my space. Respectful and intelligent discussion is always welcome.