A “Miracle” or the Norm?
Wise words from an autism Mom who gets it right!
Years ago I saw Autism is a World, about Sue Rubin who is non-speaking and Autistic. I was amazed by her and thought how incredible she was. I had similar thoughts when I read about Tito Mukhopadhyay, saw the news program about Carly Fleischmann, watched and listened to Amanda Baggs‘ You Tube video… there were others, all non-speaking for the most part, all Autistic and each time I was struck by how “miraculous” they were. They gave me hope, but each one, individually, seemed incredible, too good to be true. The word “miracle” implies a rare occurrence. I didn’t dare believe any of these Autistic people were indicative of a larger truth. When it came to my daughter, I could not make the connection.
I have to interrupt this post for a second because last week I went through the blog and deleted all the posts…
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