This wonderful Mummy of two, shares her experiences of life as a mother to two children with additional needs – a much needed perspective on Autism in girls. Well done on putting yourself out there and sharing your experiences 😊
“Different not less”.
Being a mum of an autistic girl is challenging, rewarding, devastating and an emotional rollercoaster. Their ability to mask, mimic and cope, holding it all in until they feel safe. It’s well documented but little understood. Unless you have experienced it , you can symphasise but not emphasise.
Continually self-defeated, trying, wanting, needing to get the right support yet constantly hitting a brick wall.This is the PhoenixEffect: the ability to rise again, stronger ready to battle, “I willbe heard”.
As a parent of two children with additional and opposing needs, days are never the same. Getting the balance between the sensory seeker and the sensory avoider, finding my calm in the storm. Balancing the brook with the whirlwind swirling through, completely indifferent to the screams of “Be Quiet!, I’ve had enough!”. One of the hardest challenges is knowing how sensitive her hearing is…
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