What a way to spend a week. On Monday it started with the chills, my poor daughter is sick too. Now my daughter is demanding more time off from school when she is better, so she can enjoy herself like other kids on winter break. Sorry, but it doesn't work that way. My girl will be very upset with me if I don't pull her out of school to enjoy herself. You may be thinking at this point that my daughter is a brat, no - my little girl is Autistic. She does not understand the repercussions of me pulling her out of school, she doesn't understand the repercussions of most things.
The Lounge's target audience are people in their late 30's and up, so I'm sure a good percentage of our readers have some connection to a child or adult with Autism. My daughter will be 12 in three weeks. I find myself asking where the time went. Realizing how fast time is going is really scary. She turned 12 so fast, and in no time at all she will be 18 and graduating high school.
What the hell do we do then?? Will she be able to get a job? I'm not knocking places like the fast food joints who hire people with learning exceptionalities to clean the tables. However I don't think my daughter will be happy with a that kind of job. I want her to do something she will enjoy. There are colleges for Autistic children, hopefully we can afford one, so my girl can go to school and find a way to do something she loves.
There is an interesting movie that is out now called "Wretches & Jabberers". It's about two grown men with severe Autism and how they communicate. It is really an interesting and moving story.
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