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