These past couple of weeks have been quite emotional. I don’t know if it is because it was during these period last year that we started our journey into the Autism world. I started questioning myself. If what I am doing is right, if I should be doing more, if I am neglecting my son somehow.
Every individual is unique. It doesn’t matter if they are neurotypical or not. Every autistic individual respond differently to therapies, they have different progress and different limitations. I realize that the worst thing you can do is to compare you journey with others or expect things to be the way you imagined it would be. That will drive you crazy and take you to a very dark place, just like did to me.
Thankfully I met some awesome people along this journey that brings me back to a good place. People that have been there for a long time and people like me that are still adapting. Social media is a life saver, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t’ have the support I found through it.
And thankfully I have good friends around me that remind me that I am doing the best that I can with the resources and knowledge that I have.
I know I have to respect my son’s speed. The results you see depend on so many things not only on the type of therapy he receives. It is much more complicated than that. I need to keep that in mind, always.
But how do we know what we are doing is good enough?