I have always felt that kids with high functioning autism have it much easier. I mean they can talk. They can communicate.
How awesome is that?
That would alleviate most of our problems with my monkey.
I attended our annual autism conference this past week and I love going to these events. I always leave with many new ideas in how to help my son and also with a lot of hope that we can move forward.
But in addition to this, I learned new things. I heard adults with high functioning talk about their many challenges. It’s not easier. It’s just different set of obstacles. And it really opened my eyes. So many times we see other people, either in social media or out and about, and we see how great their lives must be, not really seeing that they have their own struggles too. And we are all in this thing called life trying to make the best of it.
I was hearing a pod cast today. A mom talking about her son. He has high functioning autism. She describes the challenges that her family goes thru and how difficult their obstacles are.
I’d love for you all to hear it. It’s about 40 minutes long. And you can hear the love of this mother, the struggles that this family goes through, and the fight she is having to protect everyone, her son with autism, her other typical son, her husband, and herself.
In the end, I’m taking this to heart:
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting their own battle. Plato