"There has never been a person with Autism in the White House ... I will be the first President with a disability!"
When one door closes, look for the window. I found the window but lately I’m feeling as if there’s a limited time warranty! We have found the joy in life, finally able to recover and heal, but fear is sneaking back in. Just needed to put it out there to get it out of my head. Soaking joy out of every minute of this thing called life!
Realizing now that years and years of inadvertent "programming", delivered in the form of teaching, correction and discipline, have put huge hurdles in our path. Please read it and think about your language you use when correcting kids with black or white literal minds.
It's taken a year, but finally got back to the keyboard. What we're feeling and doing now that Jakey is away at residential school. How we survived some great losses and recovery of our family.
How we arrived at and had to make the hardest decision of our lives. Letting go to let grow is difficult and emotional. Read this piece about how we found our peace.
Behavior is communication. I've said it a thousand times and truly believe this. Acting-out can come in many forms from aggression to attention seeking to annoyance. Sometimes I think Jake is just being a turkey, in the wake of recent activities, I will always look beyond what I actually see.