Reblogged from here https://www.facebook.com/groups/332290193580349/
Autism is isolating. Not just for those that have it, but for their loved ones. It’s not always obvious or deliberate, it’s just there. People get tired of hearing excuses why you’re not available or why your child acts a certain way. Many try to be patient, but it’s a long haul.
The most subtle one I’ve noticed is being excluded from parental chats about children. Your child has special needs, therefore any pregnancy, birth and child-rearing experiences became null and void. Most don’t want to hear your experiences, advice, or memories. I have to guess they don’t pertain to them or they don’t want to think they ever could.
My understanding is this is mostly true for parents with other special needs children as well. I suppose that is why parents, grandparents, etc. of children with disabilities end up talking to each other, form groups, etc. because they have…
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