We live in a society which unfortunately believes autism is a life-long disability. Even our therapists and doctors, the very people that should be helping our kids, believe that.
When I went to The Autism Treatment Center of America for the start-up it felt like there was another dimension to our universe 😉
Like: What? Kids recover from autism? And so many have already? Parents were the experts?
Many times I thought “I was right!” Mother’s instinct to connect with child is effective. What that seminar gave me was the ability to see and project that if I keep applying my mother’s instinct (like joining, celebrating, not reprimanding, giving full control, etc.) my kids would do better compared following some advise of therapists and doctors (like being strict, stopping unwanted behavior, insisting on functional speech, etc.), which I used to follow because I believed they were the experts.
It’s wonderful being guided to the right path and having full confidence that what I am doing is making Nathan happier and therefore want to connect with me.