30 10, 2014

How Does your Garden Grow?

Feeling vulnerable sucks. Self -doubt, worry and a lack of direction can be downright miserable. Working with and/or raising kids with autism will undoubtedly trigger a whole tidal wave of these emotions at times. The only people who are immune are those who maintain a safe distance – detached from the person whom they serve. The good news is that it is precisely when we are vulnerable that we are open to the greatest gifts: love and compassion. Think about it: When we have it all together and feel as if we are in control, we don’t need others to the same degree that we do when we are “weak.” We aren’t even particularly open to God. Years of raising a son with autism and teaching students with autism have taught me that we acknowledge that we cannot do it alone and that we need help, only then are we