My Autism experience

The below information is based on my personal lived experience with having children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

It’s interesting how some people perceive Autism. For those of us who have children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) know first-hand how challenging judgments of others can be. Especially when out shopping and they throw themselves on the floor, screaming at the top of their lungs, and thrashing about (aka melt-down) in the middle of the shop because they can’t have with they want because they want it NOW! 

What helps me get through it all is that my two beautiful children with ASD (our of 4) are so unique and determined in their own right and I love that quality within all 4 of my children. When I don’t make deal out of others looks, glares and comments – why should my kids? You see our children follow what we do, because WE ARE their role models. They look up to us for guidance and love and compassion. And this is what I give EVERY DAY! Why? They deserve to have an awesome life just as much as anyone else. What better way than through my controlled behaviours and actions.

During the midst of a melt-down I can choose to notice the other ‘shoppers’ and shop assistants looking at us with their frown and taunt, pursed lips and/or potential look of disgust. While thinking to myself, if only they knew! If they knew what I know, they would not judge me. It has become human nature to judge others before we have ALL the facts.

The point is the perceptions of others does not matter one iota when it comes to anything we do that is in the best interest of ourselves, others and the greater good. They do not know the whole story behind what is happening and quite frankly it is none of their business.

Others make it their business because they are lacking something fulfilling in their lives… this leads me onto another article for another time.

Well that is where I am at with it all right now. Thank you for reading my post/blogg.

Please feel free to share your experiences too


If you are interested to know Samantha has been involved with NDIS since the beginning, 1st July 2013.

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