Saturday, 4 February 2012

Autism chat

Sue had gone onto the national autism website and arranged for a parent to parent call to talk to us about autism. I personally think this is a great idea, having parents in the same boat talking to each other, knowing we're not alone in the world.

We had great chat for about 90 minutes, and Sue and I both felt at the end that we were doing what we could for Emily; giving her the care we could and reaching out to those we could.

During the call, the usual pop culture references popped up again - Temple Grandin and Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory. We also threw Abed from Community into the mix of people and characters with the disorder.

The call didn't solve anything, and it was never designed to, but Sue and I felt more at ease with the situation having been able to discuss it and I guess that's probably the point.
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