You almost got me again. I admit, you had me down for a while but it was less than 24 hours this time. Let me tell you again.....You Will Not Deter Me. You Will Not Get Me Down. I Am Strong.
Yesterday we received a copy of an evaluation completed on my son. Hard to read. Hate to read the reports. They are mostly negative. I am a positive person. The glass is half full and I prefer to keep it that way. Sometimes, I have moments. I'm human. Honestly thought the report was going to come back much better than what it read.
So many people, through GJOP, think my son is an aspie. In thinking about it, probably because of my outlook. I prefer to look at the good and the positive. He indeed has classic autism. Negative thoughts drain you. But yesterday, they did get to me.
Significantly Below Average - 0.1 Percentile Rank - Delayed - Frequent Redirection - Unrelated - Off Topic - Lower Extreme - Off Task - Exhibits Several Behaviors that Impact His Ability
You get the idea. If you are a parent of an ASD child, these words are used repeatedly in every single report you get. They are used several times and I CAN'T STAND IT. I stumbled upon a blog called I Couldn't Imagine from Our Life in Pieces and it was a reminder, a wake up call actually.
So, without further ado, I'm telling you, all things negative, to stay out of my way. You will not stop me or take another minute of my life. I'm a parent of a special needs child and he needs me to keep going and to be strong. I see significant improvements and I will see to it that he continues on this path. He is intelligent, strong and a fighter. You'll see. One day, you'll see.