Tonia Says: An Open Letter to Whitney Ellenby

Whitney Ellenby,

What I did to help my 5-year-old autistic son overcome his intense fear of indoor spaces might not have been right or even safe. Doctors didn’t recommend it. The people who witnessed it were appalled, understandably. I don’t suggest this for others.

If you are going to start an article like this?  Chances are you should not be writing the article at all.  If you know what you did to your 5-year-old (5-year-old!) was not right or safe, why wouldn’t you caution others to find another way?  A way that was safe and right.  A way that respected the boundaries, the autonomy and the humanness of your 5-year-old child? . . .

 

Source: Tonia Says: An Open Letter to Whitney Ellenby

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