-Does this mean you are giving up on bio-med?
-You haven't turned into one of those "neuro-diverse" people, have you?
No, I am not giving up on bio-med. I'm giving up on the crippling effects of guilt and blame and regret, and I'm moving forward from here knowing Riley's life has meaning. Bio-med is an integral part of our "here." We could not have gotten this far without it and I am so very appreciative of the bio-med community.
Wouldn't it be nice if the "neuro-diverse" community would cease accusing bio-med parents of not accepting their kids? I loved and accepted Riley completely from the day she was born, but I did not accept that her life would be reduced to uncontrollable screaming fits,day in, day out, forever. And guess what? It isn't! My child needed bio-med therapies to have any quality of life.
But also...wouldn't it be nice if the bio-med people didn't treat the ND group like a bunch of backwood lazy idiots?
Wouldn't it be nice if both sides understood that we all love our kids? We're all doing what we think is right, based on our own very personal beliefs and experience.
It is interesting, that so many in the autism community are using their love for their children as an excuse to hate each other. I'm betting that's not what these beautiful little souls had in mind when they made the decision to come here.
All I'm saying.