mightydoll: (Default)
[personal profile] mightydoll
I'm proud of my son.

Raising him has not been as easy as raising my daughter. That's a true fact. But no-one ever said having kids was easy and for every frustration his autism causes him and the people around him, there is wit, and intelligence, and joy in greater portion. He's not a burden on his family, his school, or his society. He's a remarkable young man. It's not autism that destroys families, creates anger, and fear, and hopelessness, but the way that autistics and their families and support people are treated, torn down, and marginalized by exactly the sort of ignorance that Autism Speaks capitalizes on.

So when I saw this video response to Autism Speaks' newest "PSA" it made me feel pretty warm and fuzzy inside.



on 2009-09-27 11:02 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] papertowlbtrfly.livejournal.com
Have you met my dad? Let's not forget that some kids with disabilities like ADHD and autism get awful parents too !

on 2009-10-02 08:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mightydoll.livejournal.com
yes, they do, no doubt. The problem is that the Autism Speaks ads tend to justify being an awful parent to a disabled child, rather than offer support.

Profile

mightydoll: (Default)
mightydoll

February 2010

S M T W T F S
 123456
789 10111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28      

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 19th, 2017 05:19 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios