Thanksgiving was a C+ but we're gun shy for today…
November 28, 2014
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November 28, 2014
Written byFrank Campagna
I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).
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Super blog bardzo ciekawy: )
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I hope that things went better for you yesterday. I agree with the other comments that it often gets better as they get older, assuming they have had lots of practice as youngsters. We still don't go to visit family much, but when we do our daughter is now able to entertain herself without issues. It took a lot of work to get to that point though.
if he hit his cousin an they hit him back would he stop becuse he no how it felt .that work with me when I was younger
What was said above is true… My son is 24 and my daughter with autism/epilepsy is 17. It does get better. Wow, this post takes me back. Be encouraged that these outings are what helps make it better later. It's the learning ground. We can eat in restaurants. Everyone with our struggle gets what I just said. We can EAT in restaurants. It wasn't at 24 or 17, more like 12 or so after many attempts. I say to people it's like having a toddler for way longer than any parent should.. So I look forward to 65 or so when I can do even more with my kiddos. Just kidding! It does get better. Don't pretend that you are going to a relatives for a holiday, you are going to "somewhere" to teach Kyle to behave. Good Luck today!
You should seriously consider putting him in a year-round residential treatment facility, if i'm assuming correctly, there's one within a 90 minute drive of where you guys live, called the Anderson Center for Autism. I go to school in that area and I have friends who are education majors who have interned there. They say the care for each child is GREAT. So, AD, avoid stress and look into it. It will rid you of much stress and maybe will help you stop being an asshole.
Don't think he was asking for your shifty opinion. Sounds like someone dumped their kid instead of manning up and taking care of business. I feel bad for your kid.
I really don't understand that asshole line. Now everybody concentrate on this unnecessary rudeness and nobody actually cares about what you said. Which is kinda pity… Because residental facility maybe isnt a blasphemy but relevant option in case of severe mental condition without any hope for improvement. It is heartwrenching decision, but Kyle will unfortunately end up there anyway somewhen in future. Even if AD will stay decided to spend the the rest of his life in stress and on antidepressants, he will not be here for Kyle forever. So why not to put Kyle in facility while he is still young and adaptable? I know, it is such emotional topic, but man is not only heart, also reason. I would actually love to read a blog on the topic of facility care here. I read here about suicides, even about murderers of disabled children, but the facilities seem to be completely tabuised like something unthinkable…
If your "friends" at that place are anything like you, I wouldn't let a rattlesnake near that place. You do not take a child like Kyle or any child on the spectrum and lock them away. Here's hoping you never become a parent. FU and your shallow minded self centered asshole self. Autism Daddy and Wifey are awesome parents. They rock!
you really are not worth replying to… bad suggestion… if you dont want to hear about all this then find a better asshole to read the private things he shares. I think you are the asshole.
My heart goes out to you. It's not an easy road to plow, but you do a great job even during the sudden storms. Our eleven yr. old Aspberger's grandson arrived looking like a street kid, needing haircut, shower, appropriate clothing, but if that was enforced there
would have been hell to pay. So we just accept and deal. He was wonderful company with the houseful and well behaved. It's just about hanging in there and doing what you can. No easy path.
<3 It gets better. My son is 24.
My son is 21 and it's not better yet for us. He is bigger and hits harder.
Not a downer. Just reality. I remember so many times having to leave parties early when my son was younger. Hoping the best for today. All we can keep doing is trying with a plan b and plan c in mind.
Positive thoughts your way! I can relate, its the reality of our holidays with kids on the spectrum. Kyles blessed to have you guys as parents. I'll admit, your post made me tear up, its hit or miss when taking my four year old son to family dinners. Wishing you three the best! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Our kid is so much like yours.Autism, epilepsy, only child, the whole 9.
We have to separate often during family gatherings, taking our kid for long drives and such. Is this an option if he goes? I hope that no matter what you do, it's a good day.
Positive vibes sent your way hope Kyle is in a better place today