So, my message to all the parents out there, no matter what your child’s disability and no matter how it happened or what’s going on is you are NOT alone. And there is hope. Just as an athlete trains for years before they may win that gold medal, don’t give up. There WILL be victory. There WILL be a breakthrough. All hope is NOT lost.
My friend confessed to me she had a “meltdown” in her car last month. She had to pull off the side of the road and scream. A man walking by thought she was nuts. I can assure you she is NOT nuts. She’s dealing with a situation so complex, so deep and so chronic that unless you stood by her day by day, you wouldn’t understand it. So please, if you see or know of a parent of a severely-disabled child who is angry, sad or lashing out, please don’t be afraid to help. Don’t shy away from delivering a kind word. Don’t think that they are crazy. Imagine the life they live. Have mercy.
FULL @ http://www.autismseizureselfinjuriousbehavior.com/2012/05/yesterday-i-ran-into-momi-know-who-has.html