Getting a Better Understanding of Autism
I wanted to post this video for Friends and Family members who don't have a Child with Autism. The purpose is to give family and friends a clear picture of what parents, children and loved ones experience daily with Autism. Friends have invited me to parties and places to go and many times, I'd rather not go. The reason being is that we have much more to deal with than most parents. It can potentially be dangerous, confusing, or scary for an Autistic child to be in a new environment. I cannot rest or relax in a strange place. I am lucky that my parents and brother will help out and I trust them enough to watch my child while I enjoy myself. Many people don't even have that.
One of my many goals within the Autism Community is to have every city in America to have a State or Governmental funded "Autistic Babysitting or Safe Play Centers" that would be trustworthy, trained and licensed baby sitters that would watch your child for 3-5 hours a day. I believe it's unfair to be unable to bring your child with Autism out to places and to always stay home. It's not only depressing for you, your spouse, and siblings but also your child. He or she needs to get out and experience different things instead of being sheltered.
As the voice of Hope Saves the Day on http://www.AutismRadio.org, we've created a relaxing environment and place to express yourself on an open forum where your voice will be heard. Share your stories, fears, successes and ask the tough questions that need answers. The better educated you are, the better you'll be able to express yourself to your friends and family. The more loved ones you can share what you are going through and get support from, the better. Let’s face it, we all need to help, like the famous saying, “it takes an entire village to raise a child.” I’m pleading with Friends and family out there to offer your help, because chances are we will not ask too often, if at all. Why? In many cases, we are simply afraid to ask. The video above is heart breaking to watch for most. You will see many things that I and many parents of Autistic children experience every day. Join the Autism Discussion Forum and help spread awareness and God willing, a treatment and cure one day.