Darcel White, The Mahogany Way
I have learned that you cannot be the parent of a child on the spectrum and be soft spoken. You need to have Mama Bear ready at all times—because there are people who do not understand Autism. They will tell you that it’s your parenting, that your child needs to learn to work around you, or that Autism doesn’t exist. You will learn to advocate for your child, and you will find this strength about yourself that you didn’t even know you had. You will be tired, you will be challenged, but you will also develop a deeper love and respect for your child.
I do not think of Aspergers as this terrible disability. I do not think of my daughter as something that needs to be fixed and molded to fit into society. I think society needs to accept her for who and how she is—and that is beautifully and wonderfully made.