When the first few words he’d written met my vision, I winced. Ancient words of warning, “reaping the whirlwind” danced into my mind. The writer was about to learn the hard way, just how intense, how heated the battle for neurodiversity has become.
On social media last week, I read something written by a neurotypical (non-autistic) parent who asked about the emotional toll of raising autistic children. Keep in mind, this was posted by a person who has built a fairly substantial following of allistic (non-autistic) parents of autistic children, who have bonded to the writer through their joint angst at suffering through the trials of “special needs parenting.”