I was born in the early 1980s. I grew up in the small towns and remote villages of North East India. I didn't know it when I was young, but now when I look back, I believe I had and I still have mild form of autism. I had speech problem and stammered a bit. More importantly, I didn't give eye contact to others while interacting. I even preferred loneliness to socialization.
It's not only an expectation but a fervent prayer of a parent of a child with special needs that the child is always in safe secure environment and that the professionals , teachers , care givers , family members , all people dealing with the child equally value the child and are kind and sensitive towards the child looking beyond the disability .
A few Ground Realities ;
Here's what Suja Pisharody, an autism mom and advocate, has to say about her experience with "Autism Acceptance":
I want to share with you my experience of searching for schools. We were searching for schools since Nov 2018, the heads of schools kept giving us hopes and slowly start with :
We would try - I was ok
We want mother to shadow till child is adjusted - I was ok
We want assessment report - I was ok
Special Needs Homeschooling FAQ's
1. What is homeschooling?
Homeschooling is nothing but schooling at home. Instead of sending your child to school to learn, you teach him or her at home.
2. What about exams?
It took me a while to realize that my son was not his diagnosis. Like many parents of newly-diagnosed kids with autism, I worked relentlessly with my son after finding out that he had autism, thinking that it was only a matter of how much time and effort I put in for my son to overcome his challenges.
You are not mine to keep
Your journey, your own
Your story, unique
Your soul has its own path to take
Your life has its own mark to make
You were born to me
But don't belong to me
You are of the universe
Your spirit, free
I'm just glad I get to be
A part of your eternity.
When Dhruv was little,he started getting fascinated with alphabets & numbers.He would pore over books looking at the images and words.By the age of 3 he was reading & by the age of 4 he was making words with his magnetic alphabets and I remember Gopan & me being stunned & so proud of him.He would be assessed with autism only by 4.5 but we already