There is so much sadness and controversy going on in the special needs community this week . Parenting is hard , autism can be extremely hard , harder than you can imagine .
I won’t lie ; I have cried , screamed , I felt like I couldn’t do it anymore
I have been angry , frustrated and overwhelmed
I have wished things were different , felt resentful and even jealous
I have lost my temper , yelled at my daughter even swore
I have never wanted to hurt her ever
I would die to protect her
I would be livid if anyone ever hurt her
I would never send her away
I love her with every fiber of my being
I just don’t understand
I try to look at both sides I am actually really good at that . It drives my husband nuts .
I am an empath
I am tired of making excuses
There is no excuse
You have a phone use it
You have a car drive away or use your legs to walk away
This week alone we had a mother drown her non verbal autistic son
Attempted once and then tried again.
A special needs 4 year old was neglected and abused , blunt force trauma, her remains stuffed in a drawer .
A little boy was rehomed that’s the term they used after exploiting him for money and social media stardom . His needs were more than the adopted family bargained for . This is the least horrifying , Sadly
Does mental health , addiction , desperation play a role ? Absolutely
Does that excuse it ? No it does not
We need resources for special needs families
We need something in place that’s educates everyone on what to do and Who to call
We need a safe haven for individuals with disabilities.
We need social workers , respite , education and advocacy for all special needs caretakers
We need to stop justifying , we are becoming desensitized
Our children are not less worthy than other children . They need to be protected .