That blog was written by someone else and I am just sharing it.
My take on it…
A friend shared this with me and I was so happy to read this. The parent she describes is me. My son has AUTISM, he is non-verbal and every day I have to drop him off at school my heart stays with him. They don’t get it. They don’t understand that I am his ears, eyes and VOICE! That it’s not being paranoid, that he is MY SON! My life! I’ve always said that the only way they would understand is if they were in my shoes. They may be parents, they may have relatives with AUTISM but they don’t get it. They can’t understand why I say the things I say, why I act the way I do, why I respond the way I do and why I inquire about the things I do. My son has been lost at his school. 3 schools as a matter of fact. The one he is currently in lost him and had no clue he was missing until the person that found him called the school to let them know. I found him before they even knew he was missing. Barefoot and in the arms of a stranger. I blogged about it but have kept it private for a year because I wanted to see if I could move past this since they assigned him someone to shadow his every move and she was doing great.
We are back to square one as his shadow, whom was great with him had to be removed from her position for many reasons. As far as the teacher is concerned she is the victim because I recently brought up the fact that he had been lost. Communication ALSO KNOWN AS THE KEY TO ALL THIS is limited as she claims not to feel comfortable because I brought this up a few weeks ago. SHE SHOULDN’T FEEL COMFORTABLE. COMFORTABLE IS WHAT made her lose my son. She won’t get it though. She’s the victim here as far as she is concerned.
I’m glad someone got it though. I’m glad someone understands. It only took for this teacher to walk in my shoes to understand what it feels like to have a beautiful son like mine that depends on ME to protect him from an otherwise DANGEROUS world.