By Jessy McCulloch, Autism Home Support Services
We’ve said it before, but it’s so important to be able to take a step back and focus on the positive effects of autism on our lives. It’s a big reason Positivity & Energy is one of Our Core Values — it’s all too easy to have the negative or the challenging aspects take over our lives. So today, let’s take some time to thank our children with autism. And what better way to do so than in parents’ own words?
In this article (originally published in 2006), Autism Spectrum Disorders Expert Lisa Jo Rudy asked families to tell her what’s best about their children with autism. Here are just a few highlights:
- Noah’s Joy – “We love how Noah (4) wakes up every day with a smile on his face, ready to play and learn.”
- Finding the Joy in Every Moment – “See, for me, all those little ‘normal things,’ things other parents take for granted every single day, are the highlights of my life…”
- A Brother’s Loving Heart – “The smile on [my brother’s] face reminds me that he is no different and I just love him the way he is!”
What kind of stories can you share thanking your child with autism? Even if you don’t share them with us, open up to your kiddo with them