I will not ask my child to change so the world can stay the same.
I will not.
Many people will cast her out for flapping, for flopping, for being Autistic.
I will cast many people out for being bigots.
The world is filled with dangers for Autistic people.
All the more reason to teach her safety and self-advocacy skills.
It is often really hard to be a parent.
I worry about what will happen to her when I’m gone.
I better prepare her for the world and the world for her.
I wonder what kind of life she will have if she doesn’t choose to conform.
I know the kind of life she will have if I force her to try.
The world isn’t going to change for her.
She isn’t going to change for the world.
I can’t change the world.
Yes I can.
She isn’t the child I dreamed I’d have.