When our family is out in the community, people notice us. I have one son who uses a wheelchair. He has a communication device attached to the chair. My other son has some emotional issues. Sometimes he can get quite loud and defiant.
I don’t like a lot of attention, but we just can’t escape it. Over the years, I have learned to deal with it. Over the years, I have also learned people honestly don’t know what to do when they see us. Here are some ideas on how to respond:
Basically, our family is more like yours than you think. We just look at little different on the outside. If you treat my kids like you do other kids in public, you’d learn this pretty quickly. So don’t be scared or uneasy when you see us. Smile and say Hi!
Here is a great article about talking to a parent of a child with a disability.
As a trauma-informed parent, you are ready with the knowledge and understanding to help guide your child through their trauma and in the direction of healing.
Categories: Family Support
Just when I thought maybe the “autism thing” was calming down. And that maybe I had a few months to catch my breath before researching everything I needed to know about guardianship before my son turns 18. Wham–another big change brought us back to reality.