Thursday, October 6, 2011

Racheting Back on Autism Therapy

From The New York Times' Motherlode blog, Lorraine Duffy Merkl, author of the novel "Fat Chick," writes about deciding when "what it takes" is just to much, and learning to make it take less.

"I would do anything to help my child." Who hasn't said that and followed up their words with actions? But the parents of special needs children get to prove it on what seems to be a daily basis, since there is always a new therapy, medication, school or tutoring option being presented to us. And we often leap before we look. Even when a program doesn't sound quite right, hey, like the lottery, you never know. What if this one thing you choose not to try is "it"? Aside from fearing that, we get afraid of being branded as the mother who doesn't care enough to go through the wringer as well as her life savings.
I learned the hard way that doing "anything" may not always be the best thing.

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