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21 January 2007

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mcewen

Those sleepy smiles are the best.

KC'sMommy

We feel very blessed having met you, Charlie and Jim through the blogosphere:)

Marcie

And I'm very glad to have "met" you.

With videos like "Autism Every Day", I feel like, finding out about my own autism three years ago, I awoke to a battle I didn't know I was a part of and have no wish be in. You help all of us to remember that we all want the same thing, i.e. seeing those on the spectrum do well and be the best they can be.

KAL

I mostly lurk here but I want you to know that yours is one of the voices I seek out in the blogosphere to help give me perspective and hope on a daily basis. I am so glad to have "met" you as well. Thank you for sharing all of your adventures with Charlie in Autismland.

I mostly lurk here but I want you to know that yours is one of the voices I seek out in the blogosphere to help give me perspective and hope on a daily basis. I am so glad to have "met" you as well. Thank you for sharing all of your adventures with Charlie in Autismland.

Clay

Kristina, I'm glad I have discovered your blog, and it is wonderful to have met you too. I have taken the trouble to read every entry going back to your first blog, "My Son Has Autism", I believe the title was.

I make it a point to keep us with your blog.

Regarding the new "Autism Every Day" film, I sure hope they do some major overhauling of it. The short version is disturbing.

While I can certainly relate to the challenges, emotional and financial that these parents talk about, I don't share in their "pity party" mentality.

I was really disgusted with the lady who was talking about driving off the bridge with her autistic daughter, as being preferable to having to have her attend some classroom at some school.

Not only did this lady say such a horrible thing in front of a camera, but also right there in front of her daughter. I think she went on to say that, of course she wouldn't do such a thing, because of the responsiblity she had to other other daughter, who isn't autistic, or something to that effect.

Ok, so she sends two disgusting messages to her autistic daughter: First, killing her is preferable to some school classroom situation, and second, her sibling is far more important than her so, thanks to her sister, she won't be killed. I doubt very seriously, that those messages were lost on her autistic daughter!

If they lose the "pity party"/"our children are broken" nuances and certainly that mother's horrible statment, the film might be worthwhile.

The film in it's current version does very little to help educate the public about autism and what it is. It actually is doing more harm than good in my opinion.

mom-nos

And I, you.

Mamaroo

So glad to have met you too, my friend. I have been reading about your wonderful life with Charlie for a year and a half now. You continue to inspire me to do more for my own little guy as we are busy here with our own wondreful life, living "autism every day".

gretchen

This has been at the front of my brain lately- how our children's "disability" has changed all our life directions, challenging us to be more than we were Before Autism.

Thank God I met all of you!

Shannon

You will never know how much your blog (and MOM-NOS) has meant to me, a mom struggling with the fear her child has autism, and now struggling with the reality of that diagnosis. It is still new to me, having just received the diagnosis last week, and I know I am still in the "grieving" phase. Your positive, realistic voice on parenting has helped me so much, though. Thank you - I am so glad you have introduced yourself to me.

Amberthyme

I just discovered your blog today. It is wonderful to meet you and I know I'll come back to read more about you and your amazing family.

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