Autism Reality

Conor is 11 Today!!!




Conor is 11 today!!

They have been 11 years of struggle, fear, despair, hope, fun and pure unmitigated joy.

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February 19, 2007 Posted by | autism, birthday, cake, Conor, Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham, happy, joy | 2 Comments

The Joy of Conor




Because finding joy in Conor does not require struggle; Because the point is he is Conor, he is not his Autism; Because he does not comprehend what Autism is and can not offer his opinion about autism; Because Conor is a joy but his Autism is not; Because he rises in the morning and greets his family with a smile; Because he waits, faced pressed against the window, for his Dad every day and lifts his Dad’s spirits every day; Because despite his intellectual, communication and behavior problems he is worth it; Because, like any other child, he deserves to be educated to the fullest extent possible and to learn in the way that he learns best; Because it takes hard work and sacrifice, not accepting or singing the praises of Autism, a serious and debilitating disorder, to ensure Conor learns and develops to the best of his ability; Because the tremendous joy that he brings me every single day does not arise from his autism it arises from who he is and his Autism, a serious developmental disorder, will not be given credit for that great joy he shares with us every day.

January 28, 2007 Posted by | autism disorder, Conor, education, family, joy | 7 Comments