I am a special needs mom and for me, my child is the most perfect kid there ever can be. And while I love him and accept him and enable him to be the best of what he can be, I can’t promise him a world that does the same.
NOT THAT DIFFERENT for me is that movement that your child will lead for making a better more compassionate and inclusive world for my child. We all need to understand that neurodiversity is not a handicap, but just a reflection that people exist in different ways with differently wired brains.
I can’t find or make a separate world for my son – I want this world to be accepting and loving of him, and to find ways to co-exist and thrive with him.
For when he is understood and loved, he is Not That Different.
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