I love working with autism. I write for parents and caregivers of children with special needs who, when they hear me say that I love autism, ask “Who are you?” not with dismissal, but with curiosity.
Here’s a personal view about how much I get to learn about me, in working with children on the spectrum:
I read a journal article some months ago commenting on speakers at the well-known Autism One conference. In the article a very thoroughly credentialed medical doctor was quoted as saying “These professionals are giving false hopes and taking advantage of parents.” I’m here to give hope – if other professionals want to call these hope false, so be it. My desire is to empower those parents who are willing or able to hope beyond what others believe impossible for their special children.