Friday, November 5, 2010

On Hopeful Parents today

I am over at Hopeful Parents today writing on why we should build a life for our autistic children around their strengths
When I listen to words of adults who are on the spectrum like Dr Grandin, Dr Stillman, GTTO, Geekyhippie and  our own RCR among others .. its obvious that finding a passion is just as important (  in fact  maybe even more so ) for Auties than it is for Neurotypicals .
Our assumption is that each happy life has to be build on a foundation of great social skill
What if we changed our mindset
As my friend Kat says - "My child's life trajectory will be completely different than mine and that is okay  "
For what is important ultimately, is that our child can look at their life and see it as a happy, useful and  good life
If you have a minute to spare  please do go over there and read the article  here

4 comments:

Dani G said...

very cool. Off to check it out now!!

Mr. Daddy said...

K, what you right is so important for all of us, not just people that are considered *different* or non typical.....

For really what is typical????

Aren't we all unique in one way or another?

It's when we make judgments that we get into trouble.

Your friends statement could just as well read, all our lifes trajectories will be completely different than mine, and that's ok.
Cause at the end of the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box...

Love and respect what you are doing for R, your message just goes so much beyond that....

Thanks for shairing

kathleen said...

Yes!! I second Big Daddy!

Þorgerður said...

Indeed strenghts should be built upon and thinking outside the box is very much needed when planning our childrens future.

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