By Jessy McCulloch, Autism Home Support Services
“I met a woman the other day who asked me for some advice. ‘I want my son to be autistic.’ Quite sure I misunderstood her, I donned my polite smile, and eloquently said, ‘HUH?’”
One of Our Core Values at AHSS is Positivity & Energy, and the mom who wrote this article encapsulates that value just beautifully. There are so many challenges that parents with children on the autism spectrum face on a daily basis that it can be easy (and entirely understandable) to lose perspective. And while clueless comments from other parents are often frustrating, this mom experienced that sometimes they shine the spotlight directly onto that silver lining we can’t always see!
In her own words, “Well. No one had ever peered into my son’s world before and been envious. It got me thinking, HUH (there’s that eloquence again), maybe I just need a little perspective. Thank you random, socially-inappropriate mom for helping me see the autism silver lining.”
Find out what her personal top 10 list on autism is here (and feel your smile get a little wider with each nugget she shares). Then start reflecting and create your own!