F$%^ acceptance, I want the cure (for autism) *Update*
Question: Acceptance or Cure?
Total Votes: 782
I'm a mom of three special needs children, and yes, one has autism. I know that April is Autism Awareness month. I won't be donning the blue ribbon or the puzzle ribbon. I won't buy any stickers for my car. I WANT THE CURE!
I'm tired of everyone talking about "acceptance" this or that. I watch my son struggle to get out of the CAGE autism has him in, on a daily basis. And it breaks my heart. I love him, for better or worse, autism or not. I will love him regardless. But if there was something out there than could cause him to struggle less, is there was a "cure" I would take that over "acceptance".
If that makes me a bitch to you guys, so be it. I wish the whole damned thing didn't exist. Autism sucks for him (and for us) no matter what. I won't be lighting it up blue this year. I want the whole damned thing to just go away.
UPDATE: Even though we did not celebrate World Autism Day, Aidan said HE DID. Here was his message and gift to me:
We are struggling with heavy health issues in our family right now, and Aidan was also recently tested for MS and MD. I think autistic children understand things on such a deep level....he's only eight. #proudmama