This is my first blog back in a while. We have spent time away from home, recharging our batteries for the year ahead. We have had the best time with my family and the goal to repair our souls has been achieved.
There is something very common between us all....
We all want to be loved.
We all want to fit in.
My son is no different in his desire for sameness...
He just shows his needs and wants differently.
We all have different ways of showing our need for attention, affection and inclusion without having the ASD label.
But I am starting to ask the question...'Why should James be punished because he shows his need for 'sameness' in different ways than the neurotypical mind?'
He shouldn't. End of story.
It brings me to discuss the importance of educating those close to us further in how the ASD child operates otherwise the world around them and the world for future 'different minds' won't be accepting of difference.
With so much going on in our lives all the time... daily ASD living, life, therapies etc I still often wonder how I can do more to educate and encourage understanding for difference.
I can't do it on my own. I may be superwoman but I am not that super....
Lack of understanding, ignorance and unwillingness to see outside of the square really drives my desire to educate.