Autism Is Medical

Someone sent this link to me and suggested I share. I agree with most of what it has to say…

Autism is medical. Tyler was officially given the diagnosis of encephalopathy NOS many years ago by a neurologist, and then eosinophilic esophagitis, and then irritable bowel syndrome, and then metabolic disorder. You get the idea. These kids are medically sick we just call it autism to package it nicely and this is why please do NOT buy into the light it up blue nonsense groups like autism speaks will be selling during “autism month” in April.

Nothing to celebrate here folks we need real conversation and real answers to help this generation of sick kids.



What Keeps Autism Moms Awake At Night?

I had so many autism moms of younger kids send me this after they saw my post that I took Tyler out for lemonade frozen ice in Fulshear by myself Saturday night. They know Tyler is 225 pounds 5’10” now and even after years of therapy still on the low to moderate end of the autism spectrum. For those that asked how, years and years of 14 hour therapy days and we are still not done.

This mom in this video says what all of us are afraid of when they are little. What happens when they are bigger than me and have a meltdown in public? And the real question that keeps us up at night, what happens when I am gone who will take care of him?

This mom says this (and more) so eloquently I wanted to share her post. There are many “lasts” for parents as they go through the seasons of raising kids – only other special needs parents get the “last” time you really thought this will be ok.