I read a very sad update on a Facebook page today. A Facebook page that is followed by over 2000 people, one that was set up by a mother of 3 children on the Spectrum.
The update was.............Miss 7 did fabulously at her mainstream birthday party yesterday! She looked and acted just like all the other girls........
I see so many parents only celebrate when their ASD child acts NT! This has to stop! Can you imagine what her daughter would feel, if she sat back and read that in a few years? Her mother was happy because she ACTED LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. Shouldn't you just be happy that your child coped with a noisy day, and had a lovely time. Why is is better because she hid who she really was.
If parents don't start to celebrate the uniqueness and the loveliness of their child, just the way the way they are, what hope do we have in getting the rest of the work to accept our children?
Don't ever forget to say to you child, each and every day.......I love you just the way you are.