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Saturday, November 13, 2010

More musings on Autism

I keep reading and re-reading what I wrote earlier and I want to say something else: I am fully aware that our experience with autism is not typical; Child 1 is very mildly on the spectrum, and the issues we face are nothing in comparison to what other families face. What I write about here, the "hardships" of having a child with autism, they are not typical of what many families with autism experience. We're lucky. I know this. Every day I feel grateful about the cards that we were dealt in the autism department, and every day I feel very strongly that supporting parents who have kids with autism is something that I need to do. I've created an online support group (private; sorry, can't share, but email me if you know me and you're intrigued) and I can only hope that the little bit that I've done has helped ease the pain of the families that I know.

Today I found this site, from a family that has a much harder time than we do. Go there; support them: Lost and Tired


dotcomkari said...

i would love to know more info on a support group. i am always looking for other mommies with children on the spectrum to share with .

also, i feel blessed too that Kai is on the mild side, I know there are A LOT more children out there a lot worse off then him.

marlowe said...

Just for the record...tomato...tomato..walks like a duck, quacks like a duck..it's a duck sister. I've said it before. Don't minimize your experiences Jill- it's all bad, just a different kind of bad. I love your creation and am so blessed to be a part of it. The support and funnies you lend to others is selfless and amazing.

Cheryl D. said...

I feel the same way. As far as autism goes, we hit the lottery. We have a lot to be thankful. I already feel like I have my online autism support group with you and Lynn, and Dani, and Amanda, and Sunday, and I could go on and on and on.

But I'm intrigued by what you're doing!

Big Daddy Autism said...

I can relate. Alhough my son is quite a bit more than just mildly on the spectrum, there are so many other parents out there dealing with much more severe disabilities. I am grateful for how much worse it could have been with my boy and I am grateful for how awesome it is (at times).

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