Thursday, April 02, 2009

Dear Noah.......today is World Autism Day....


and I think I may feel slightly different than some about it.

I do not seek a cure for you Noah......I seek acceptance. I cannot imagine you being any other way than you are.....whether you progress further or not. All the things about you....good or bad ....make up who you are today.

I love you just as much now as I did when you were a lot smaller and had many more issues to deal with on a daily basis. I have no regrets about your being diagnosed as having autism....and your other diagnoses....other than most others may find it difficult to just "accept" you as you are and not want to "change" who you are.

I think today should be more about acceptance......and let's not forget "education" about autism; for without that even more would remain ignorant on the subject and tend to put up even more walls around them.

I do not look at you as being locked inside yourself as many say autistic children are. Instead I see others locking you out. Setting you apart from the rest of the world.

I do have a problem with that.

and while I am not promoting their site or anything...there is a wonderful web site that IS all about autism acceptance. You can find it here:

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE PROJECT

and here is a clip from when Noah was a lot younger....playing in a kid's area in a mall when we lived in Colorado. Ignore me blabbing...I had a bad cold at the time and I mainly just wanted to focus on Noah playing...he loved the fake food play stuff and kept trying to taste or eat the bacon. He got super excited towards the end and began spinning a little bit....he had a ball.

5 comments:

kristi said...

Very Cute!! I feel the same about my little man.

Patty said...

Noah, how were you able to perch on that little rock without falling off? Looks like you were patiently waiting your turn to play golf. Looks like Daddy was taking his turn.

And my those were BIG pieces of bacon weren't they. Can you imagine eating a piece that large? I can't.

Audrey stayed home today, looks like she's getting pink eye.

Glad your cold/flu is all better. Love you to the moon and back.

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

Yes, I agree - we definitely need more acceptance, not just awareness.

That video of Noah is very sweet, btw!

Osh said...

Amen!

Wanda said...

Hi Noah... Just stopping by to say Hi, and I think of you often.


LOL:Wanda