by Marcia Hinds – Megan and Ryan’s Mom
Our family’s orientation to the world changed with Ryan’s autism. Our new normal would have been anyone else’s nightmare. We never seemed to realize how bad the situation had become. We were simply too busy trying to survive to do anything else. We already became desensitized to Ryan’s peculiar behaviors and hyper-sensitized to his needs. Lost, exhausted, and confused, we made the same mistake that most families do. We gave in to Ryan’s demands without consciously realizing that’s what we were doing.
Instead of making Ryan join our world, we changed our world to accommodate him as a way to prevent more explosive behavior and more family stress. Rather than force Ryan to adhere to family routines, we adhered to his. We helped prolong his stay on Autism Island.
NOTE FROM MARCIA HINDS – Megan and Ryan’s mom:
Ryan became an aerospace engineer, because he received proper medical treatment combined with behavioral, and educational interventions. To preview my book, “I Know You’re In There – winning our war against autism”go to Amazon or my website www.autism-and-treatment.com
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