I probably shouldn’t have said it. I just blurted it out when I realized he wasn’t there.
I desperately wanted things to be different too. It was time to stop being so hard on my child; it was time to stop being so hard on myself. I prayed I could stand up to the inner bully. I knew I needed an easy first step. I decided to use one simple word: STOP.
Remember to be grateful this Thanksgiving and ever day!
This made me smile and cry... We've said it before and we'll say it again. Being a mommy is hard enough, let's just be supportive of one another without judgement!
On the surface, it looks like the number of children in the United States whose parents say they have autism spectrum disorder has grown significantly. But this latest study from the National Center for Health Statistics begs a bigger question: Are there really more children with autism, or did the way in which the United States collects that information affect the reportable number?
We’ve heard from a lot of angry and hurt students and parents from Palo Alto’s high schools in response to Hanna’s piece. Here’s another local parent: