How do you feel, this Independence Day? Gianna and I watched fireworks the other night. And today, we'll bake an apple pie. Our American readers likely feel exhausted by the current political state of our great nation. International readers may be perplexed by the turmoil here. Maybe even frightened.
There's often precious little freedom or independence in autism families. Moms and Dads, sometimes Moms alone, sometimes Dads alone, sometimes Grandparents, bear the heavy yoke of trying to make sure life is safe, predictable, progressive for our loved ones on the spectrum. No matter where you are, or where you child is on the spectrum, it's a tough road. There is no EASY autism. Period.
States are adopting tough vaccination rules around the country. Healthy kids are being denied an education for not bring vaxxed according to the government/CDC/Pharma schedule. Imagine needing a flu shot, with its 30 percent in a good year, efficacy to go to day care? Imagine having to QUIT WORK to stay home with a vaccine injured child - no more day care. It becomes life care.
My middle daughter started her adult day program this week. Her first two days have gone really well, I'm delighted to report. The future is terrifying, but we find a way to take care of our kids. Always.
Think good thoughts for the USA, won't you? I love this country. I love people on both sides of the aisle so to speak. I straddle the aisle myself. Ouch! LOL! Don't let politics divide us. Our kids deserve better. Anything else, would be a dud.