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Want a good idea of what it is like to raise a special needs child?

: You spend your entire life planning a trip to Paris. You book your flight, you book you hotel, make a schedule, get all your tickets to all the events you want to go to, plan you tours, get all packed up ready to go and get on the plane. The plan lands and you realize you are not in Paris you are in Holland. Not a gross or horrible place-just not Paris. After arguing with the airlines you realize you are stuck in Holland-Paris is no longer and option so you sit around a sulk for a while before finally venturing out to see what Holland has to offer but from time to time you still wonder what Paris would have been like.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Jul. 7, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • What does that have to do with a special needs child?
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:03 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • jigsaw ribbonYeah,that pretty much sums it up...

    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:05 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Okay.. I get it..lol
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:06 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Superr- It's an analogy...

    Totally makes sense. I can see how that would follow.
    fourisplenty

    Answer by fourisplenty at 10:07 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • That's a pretty darn good description from what I've heard and seen from my time working with special needs children.
    Nonoluna

    Answer by Nonoluna at 10:08 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Yep!! I have read that "Welcome to Holland" poem, and I think it sums it up nicely!!
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 10:12 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • yeah, heard this one before, makes total sense

    but
    sometimes the plane does not land in Holland
    sometimes it has landed somewhere much more strange,
    and no one speaks anything close to English
    communication is zero, you might even stop trying to communicate but you are so alone in struggles, might as well be invisible

    * I have NOT landed in Paris
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:16 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Holland good location
    lots of windmills, with moving parts that go around and around and around
    nice to stare at

    ** I wonder if....
    poem written by parent of a child with autism
    anyone know about author?
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:19 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Interesting way of putting it. I've never thought about it that way.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 10:20 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

  • Both my sister's kids are hearing impaired, and she has this poem taped to her fridge.
    lovepotato

    Answer by lovepotato at 10:23 AM on Jul. 7, 2011

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