To have a child with special needs, you have to develop a thick skin. People are forever assessing your child. Heck, your whole family gets assessed. You are always under the microscope, being analyzed. In their defense they are doing it to help you and your child receive the services that are needed. We’ve been in this world for 10 years now and you would think I’d be accustomed to it. But it never gets easier and no matter how thick my skin grows, I always feel the need to “protect” my child against the people who are really trying to help him.
Expectations certainly change when you’re a parent. Remember before you had kids and you just knew you were going to parent this way or that way. Your children were going to behave because you told them to and that was that. Ha.
Expectations really change when you have a child with autism. Like at an exponential rate.
There’s this video floating around the internet of an 11-year-old boy with autism, who has somehow become stuck in his chair at school. The video was recorded by the student’s teacher, on her cell phone. In the video you can hear the teacher mocking the student and even asking at one point, “Do you want to […]