Hearty congratulations to Contributing Editor Cathy Jameson whose AofA post called "The Autism Parents' Bucket List" was picked up by Michigan's MetroParent online site. Earlier this month, Contributing Editor Julie Obradovic's post on grandparents was picked up by Grand magazine. Thank you to our Contributing Editors for their continued excellent writing.
I don't live in southeast Michigan, but I stumbled across Metro Parent's Childhood Bucket List last month online. With a cheerful graphic and a happily-ever-after tone, it was one of those bright and sunshiny pieces that should leave readers in high spirits as they thought about their child experiencing the 101 exciting experiences and lessons on the list. But for me, the mother of a child with autism, it had the opposite effect.
At first it was fun to read the suggested must-do activities. But the more I read, the more I felt completely left out. Easily, I could see my four typical children enjoying many of the suggested outings, but trying to imagine Ronan doing them? Not a chance... Please leave a comment at MetroParent.