We asked our Facebook friends: Autism can change a persons perspective on life. We want to know what you have learned about yourself (if anything) from raising a child with autism?
Here’s what they had to say.
“Wow, not sure I can put just one thing. Jacob has taught me so much! His perspective on things is amazing, he sees things I would not look twice at. His love is unconditional and he cant lie. I ♥ my boy!”
“In the very simplest: I’ve learned the real meaning of the term love.” Christina from CRUISE 4 AUTISM
“I have learned to appreciate the little moments in life so much more than I did before.”
“When we live with someone that has the social component shut down, I believe it re-defines our own social life. I see such nonsensical behavior that goes on out there. Perhaps, I used to involve myself in hat to a degree. Ha! No longer... I now see that a lot of what goes on as “social life” is just inane B***sh**!!!”
“I have learned patience... that is the main thing I have learned. My son went from non verbal to talking away very quickly due to a wonderful teacher we placed him with. A lot of people in my family do not understand my son, no matter how much I try to educate him. He has also taught me how to be patient with my family and the people in everyday life that just don’t understand as well. I love my son! And I wouldn’t change him for anything.”
Thanks for reading,
Special thanks to our Facebook friends for sharing their stories. Have a story you’d like to share? Please leave it as a comment.