I’m not saying parents of autistic children are perfect, but we do better than most of the other adults in our life who may think that our children’s “problems” are caused by our parenting style.
To be clear, I don’t think that autism is a problem.
The “problems” often originate with the ignorance of what the autism identification means. Autism is neither a mental defect nor a mental illness. It is simply a different way of processing information in the brain. When our children are accepted, understood, respected and accommodated, just watch the problems melt away and the successes mount.
Not to suggest that being autistic means a person will do something historic with their life, but they might and they can and they do.
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