I applaud them for what they are doing. But they are obviously referring to "higher functioning" autistic's, those with verbal and written skills. What they say about "Children With Autism 'Fall Off the Cliff' After Graduation" is completely true and a social tragedy. It really shows how much our society despises having autistic people in their midst. Until the age of 21, the public school system is forced to deal with them as children. Once they graduate from high school, it's completely at the discretion of who is funding the program as to whether that autistic child get the service. In many cases, they choose not to give the service at all. It's almost criminal.
A friend posted this on her Facebook page. It's profound, worth sharing and re-sharing.
“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”
This is a warning worth heeding. Admittedly, those of us with special needs children are more likely to try something unorthodox because we know the conventional methods don't work. This is one product you should avoid, you may loose more than a few dollars from it.
I found this on Google+ and just had to share it. It's not new, but still profound. I've spent most of my adult life behind the power curve. That is, I've always had an extra consideration to any life or career decision - my autistic son. OK, everyone has to make those choices, but if you are or know someone who is affected by Autism, then you know what I mean. From the countless times I've been pulled away from work, family activities, sleep, and everything else because there was something I needed to turn my attention to about my son. From the places we've lived, to how we've lived, the costs to fix the damages, the vehicles I own; his condition is not just an addition to normal considerations, it's a combat multiplier.
So judge me if you want to, but walk in my shoes then tell me how you feel.