My life is not a war. My son’s life is not a battleground. At the risk of offending my fellow autism moms, I must confess I cringe whenever anyone refers to me as a warrior mom. I know it’s meant as a badge of honor.
“Kevin is nine years old,” I said. “I don’t think he’d understand if I explained it to him.” “It’s important you tell him,” she responded. “He needs to know why he’s different.” This was a time when Kevin came home every day from school crying.
Experts conducted for the reports state “the misuse of force against prisoners with mental health problems is widespread and may be increasing.”
Kevin is a fine young man. Some of those struggles he’s experienced in the past have been because of the negativity of teachers who don’t want kids like Kevin in their class and/or a parent who has high expectations for their child.
Imagine a life where the sun off the snow seems too bright.<br>Where the noise of the radio makes you shudder rather than dance.<br>Where the taste of chocolate makes you gag rather then exclaim in delight.<br>Imagine the hug of a loved one makes ...
Being an older sibling of Paul Foti, a person with autism, greatly influenced my life as a child and still does to this day.
Last year while attending a College Success class at Santa Barbara City College, Kevin was taught success equals vision plus action. He was asked to write his goals which included where he wanted to live, what he wanted to do, and how he visioned ...
“I do mind if someone starts taking to me like if I was 2 years old when they find out I have autism… Soo annoying...Yes I have autism, but I also have a 4.0 in University. Just because we have autism does not make us stupid.