Thats all folks!

It has been a while since I posted about lifewithautistic kid.  We, our family, have made many changes, we have adjusted our lives post CPRI, with a new understanding of our son, we are grateful for the support of the Intensive Intervention Program which has finally legitimized our situation to our community.  I have moved jobs, our family has moved houses, and I have spiritually moved on from trying to change the world.   I don’t even want to educate the world any more, because I realize that I cannot change anything:   the only thing I can change/educate/help –  is me.

I have embarked on a journey to find myself after 16 years of disappointment and disillusionment.  I will always advocate for my son but I have decided to abandon any larger visions that I once might have had to educate and create understanding.  Instead – I have decided to dedicate my efforts to my personal fight.  It will be an invisible battle that nobody will hear about or read about on this blog, and it will be my own World War Infinity: getting what my son meeds from an ignorant greedy dysfunctional political system.

To my followers and friends – I thank you for reading and I hope that my posts have given you some compassion and caring for the developmentally autistic amongst us, and the challenges faced by their families.





About lifewithautistickid

I am a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), with an MBA and BA. My job title is Accounting Manager, but I prefer the title: bookkeeper. As an accountant I am in the money counting business, but even I recognize the greater significance of value, which can be immeasurable. I believe in the value of all people, even those who are differently abled. So instead of trying to redesign people to suit a common mould, I support the idea of making a round hole square. For the last 15 years, I have come to know a reality that insists repeatedly upon bashing a rather big square peg into a narrow round hole. Raising a son with severe autism and developmental disability has opened my eyes to a world that lacks understanding of issues like his. As a result it is a great challenge to integrate him. The effort to accomplish an impossible task has brought to my life humour, insight, bitterness and frustration. I am very fortunate to have wonderful hobbies, gardening, knitting, & candle making; and simple daily life chores that ground me and remind me of the importance of the everyday things which we all have in abundance.
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2 Responses to Thats all folks!

  1. Dolores Wilson says:

    Your journey helped my journey and my learning. Still missing N and amazing families like yours. ❤️

    • So nice to hear from you!! We missed you after you retired!! N has had a few rough years (got big, aggressive and pubescent)but seems to be settling down as he approaches 16th birthday. It does not get easier as he grows older, but one set of challenges prepares you for the next set. As it does for us all, I guess! Hope that you are better managing the work life balance and I wish you all the best!

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