Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Aren't We On the Same Team?
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."- Andrew Carnegie
Our objective is to Spread Autism Awareness, to Open the eyes of people that this is an Epidemic and To SUPPORT each other regardless of each persons personal beliefs.
I have said it before, I started this Blog for me, I was having a selfish time and needed it. As time has gone by, I have come to realize it is more then just me here, its us, its WE! As with any large group of people, there are many different personalities, opinions, view points and attitudes. My ideal perfect Autism World we could all be one unit, a unit that can spread Awareness and get the services we need, heal our kids (partially or fully), find out what is happening and see if we can stop it.
There are many school of thought, It's the vaccines, its genetic, its environmental, its better diagnosis, lets "cure" it, lets recover them, we should leave them the way they are, try Biomedical, ABA is the only way, ABA is robotic, Naturalistic play is best, it goes on and on. Apparently there is also a rift in how parents should cope with Autism, Laugh, Cry, complain constantly, be depressed, be fake, Be real, be honest, cover it up.
As Voltaire said "I may not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
Everyone is entitled to believe what they want to believe and handle it in the way they see fit. No one is better then anyone else for what they believe or how they cope with Autism. No one is the Autism Authority here, not me, not you , not the guy across the street, no one.
I challenge you to say enough, enough with the back and forth, enough with the bickering, enough with the passive aggressive behavior towards one another because guess what We Need To Work TOGETHER. What works for your kid may not work for another kid, but that is not the issue at hand.
The issue is getting our children more services, to get Doctors to open their eyes and work with us to help our kids and Stop telling us its all psychological, to get people to realize our kids are not misbehaving but have a disorder, to get insurance companies to pay for therapy and medical interventions for our kids, to raise money for families who are struggling and going bankrupt because of Autism.....there a a million more Common issues we have that we must join together and fight for.
SO enough with the debating on whether or not vaccines caused Autism or if a parents Laughing about Autism is counterproductive for a parent. I hope we can work as a group, from one end of the spectrum to the other and everyone in between. Our kids deserve it and so do we.