Thursday, February 3, 2011
"I don't see why a change in a time or schedule makes such a difference." "That kid is wierd cause he won't play with playdoh." "What do you mean he only eats those few things?" Its called Autism, its called sensory issues. Stop being so ignorant. If people would just think before they speak, or heres a thought you see someone having a hard time why not go over and say "may I help you with something?" Theres a thought right? Well you know what unless you have been through it, unless you have spent all night awake in a chair in a hospital room cause your kid has been critically ill, or maybe you just had to cover yourself with fingerpaint in order to get him to take that first step and realize that even though its slimy and its messy its okay and yes you can be cleaned up at the end of a play session don't criticize, don't analyze. Sit down shut up and marvel at these kids who are smarter than most, they just don't have the social skills and hey they don't like everything that you throw at them. Oh and heres another thing just because they get vocal or have a meltdown there not misbehaving or are bad kids they are expressing themselves the only way they can. Oh and that kid ya you know the one the one that flaps his arms, spins in circles, or perhaps rocks, or hums he is not deaf or retarded, stupid or ignoring you!!! He is stemming and this is his way of calming down so let him/her do what it is they need to do to feel comfortable. Again if you aren't educated about Autism take a minute google it or even better walk up to someone and say "hey have you ever heard of Autism?" Guarantee that person will know someone who knows someone who has Autism. So before you judge think before you speak, if you can help by holding a grocery bag or something to help that mom or dad out do that and trust me you will either see a big smile or even see a few tears but it will be tears of thankfulness that someone somewhere offered a hand even if its just a small gesture.