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 ;
So the Internet is filled with stories of Autism supermoms who are doing everything from teaching their kids academics,baking to jewellery making but very rarely do we hear of the dads though yes there is a popular blog run by someone simply called ‘Autism dad’.
With more and more incidents of children with autism wandering and getting lost, it has become important to be have a plan to prevent children with autism from wandering and ensure their safety if they wander. Here are 10 things you can do to protect your children -
1. Never leave small children unattended. Make sure that there is a responsible adult supervising them at all times, be it at home, at school, in the school bus, at the park or anywhere else.
Dhruv,Dusshera and a milestone 😊
Many special needs parents confide in me about feeling depressed when they see "normal" families leading "normal" lives around them: having successful careers, enjoying social gatherings, going on vacations, etc, so I thought I would address it.
Does having special needs means you are no longer free?