A network to share best practices for children with special needs
My daughter was diagnosed as DD when she was 12 months old, then changed to MIMH when she entered public school. Even though I tried to get it done earlier, she was in third grade before the autism label was added.
It has been an interesting journey for both of us; sometimes heart breaking, some horrific experiences, sometimes very humorous and sometimes ridiculous. I think we have lived through just about every school experience there is; great ones and terrible ones. Many times I would ask myself, "Why didn't someone tell me that?" You must remember that in 1984 when Kalisha was born, there was not a Google or a web to find information. I didn't own a computer.
As the diagnosis of autism continues to escalate at an alarming rate, I wanted to help parents know that they can survive. I feel that sometimes parents become so overwhelmed with advice, recommendations, "cures" and trying to always do the right thing for their child, that it is exhausting. I started writing a blog about the many things that have happened and some of Kalisha's behaviors. I do not recommend any kind of therapies, recipes, etc. I just tell stories with compassion, truthfulness and humor.
If you would like to visit us, the address: www.gettingitright-occasionally.blogspot.com .
Obviously, I am the one who only gets it right , occasionally. But even with that, we still move forward.