The A word! loved it! There's been so many negative posts that I've seen! But everyone needs to remember that this is one journey, there are millions more and not one is going to completely reflect that journey!
When it first started I was a little disappointed because they refused to see the difficulties as it wasn't like that for me, then I slapped myself and remembered that there are people out there that present like this and it isn't portraying "my" journey!
It's theirs and we should respect that! So he can talk, does that mean he doesn't have communication difficulties? No! So he has straight hair, does that mean he doesn't have sensory difficulties? No! When you have met a child with autism you have met 1 child with autism! They are all different.
Just like us people without autism are all different. Ok some people with autism share the same difficulties. Some. Not all! And those difficulties can vary in strength and affect people differently.
The birthday parties!!! Now this one struck a cord with me! I mean it practically bright a tear to my eye, lolly has been invited to three birthday parties in four years of school! Has only been invited to one child's house to play! Yep that's it! Shocking isn't it! But this REAL! This is our real life. This is her life. And do you know what? She isn't even aware of it! Bless her little gorgeous heart! We love her and we will be her family and be her friends! Because she means the world to us!
Some posts are criticising the programme for the speedy diagnosis they had. Well let's face it, if it was real time, we would have barely touched the surface, come on people they are fitting a 6 year journey into a series! It has to be shortened! I think the only mistake they made was that it wasn't clear the parents already had him in the "system" as such and it was confusing how they reacted when communication difficulties were mentioned, and they had already seen a doctor of sorts.
But that's it! Everything else was real! For me! Especially brought it home when he slapped his dad after he made him okay footie, like you do! I have lost count of how many times Kenny has been on the receiving end of one of lollys back handers!
He's learnt now though! Do not get on her level and look in her eyes! She will NOT tolerate it!!!
I can't wait for the next one!
See you all next week! 💗