Can I throw stars and confetti for this? This right here is a milestone in itself. What a fabulous testament to a gap being bridged. Here’s to many more joyful moments for their family. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
There is a huge chasm within the autism community between parent of autistic children (like me) and adults with autism.
I have experienced this first hand with many of my posts receiving hate comments such as ‘I wish you were dead’ and ‘you are a disgusting and vile human being’ and many more that are totally unprintable. Unfortunately some even crossed a line that involved me having to inform the police.
Sadly the divide is that bad.
Then there are autistic adult advocates themselves writing about autism from their point of view also getting hate mail from some parent of children with autism accusing them of having no idea how hard parenting is and not being able to see their point of view.
The divide is on both sides.
People have placed me firmly in the parents camp. That is natural since I am not autistic myself and I write…
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