Rather than “accepting my child as he is” it is my goal to help him reach his fullest potential.
And rather than play the blame game (government mandated vaccinations, modern toxic environment, genetics, etc.) I’ve adopted the attitude:
He is my child = He is my responsibility.
Early intervention is crucial for a complete recovery. You can peruse this website to see all the things I did. But I’ll also mention, here are things I chose not to do:
– waiting for him to “grow out of it”
– waiting for him to talk “when he is ready”
– counting on the public school system
– eating gluten, soy, lactose, or any processed foods
– have any more children
– work outside the home
Yes it is a lot of work (and expense) to recover your child. But let’s consider the Worst Case Scenario: if we look down the road, when your unrecovered autistic child is an adult, what is his life going to be like? When you are dead, who is going to care for him?
Or let’s look on the bright side, don’t we all have hopes and dreams for our children? They’ll graduate college, get good jobs, get married, and have grandchildren?
I knew I couldn’t afford not to pursue his recovery. But the main obstacle? Was me…
I am the single biggest limiting factor in his recovery.
No one else is going to do this for me.
Our children are powerless to change their own situations. They are counting on us to:
Do The Work.