Are you Accepting of all ?

Change

As the biggest month globally has come to end in the world of Autism Awareness
I continue to work towards Global Acceptance…

For some they believe it only takes awareness, where as I feel the perception needs to transform to acceptance and inclusion. Too often we come across people who show awareness but that does not mean they accept these people for who they are and would include them in all situations of life… Yes, its a stigma that needs to change, but what I feel many do not see as it needs to start with us…

Over the past month I have read some interesting conversations and I will be honest it concerns me how much lack of acceptance there is within the Autism Community itself. Yes I know all these childrens strengths vary and so do their siblings and ours too. We are all unique beings with strengths and flaws too. Does this mean we have the right to throw judgement on how one person parents compared to another ? Does it make us a better person because we chose different ways ? I don’t believe so.

I know the path I have chosen many have questioned and I am okay with this – why as I have learnt to understand how emotions and events in our life impact the way we react or respond to situations. I have become more aware of the value of education, rather than treating it as ignorance on other people’s behalf. It comes down to knowing if what I am going to share is going to add value to the conversation or is it just my view and do I need to move on and allow things to be as not everyone is teachable either…

Looking back I can see many situations in life that I have gained from and I can see many that have had no value, often due to me making the wrong choices at that time… This is much the same when it comes to our children on the spectrum. We will make choices that are in the best interest of our children and family. Will everyone agree ? No ! Do we have to agree with everyone ? No ! Do we need to voice our opinion ? No ! Should we share our views ? Yes ! Should we be open to listening to others views ? Yes ! Should we provide encouragement or alternative options ? Yes !

Our emotions dictate a lot of what we say and do and more and more I am seeing conflict within the Autism Community which is impacting so many in different ways as people are not truly aware of how to articulate conversations that are of value. The concern with this is if we can not support each other how can we expect the communities that we live in to be accepting of our children when people do not accept others living life on the spectrum for who they are…

It’s time for this to change and it starts with us accepting our own children for who they are and to not pass judgement on others if their child is what you feel better of than your child due to them meeting a different criteria. To me none of this should matter as everyones coping mechanisms are so different and what seems a struggle for one person may be easy, while the next person it may be the opposite. We need to let go of the many emotions that we have carried with us so we can all gain from this journey by joining together to help each other…

I know and understand that letting go and change are two things that people are challenged by daily, especially when it comes to living life on the spectrum. What many don’t realise is these emotions will be sabotaging you in more ways than you may realise and while you may be moving forward physically on an emotional level every time you encounter a confronting situation it will be a bit like an elastic band.  It stretches so far and then it is flung back to a time when a similar situation occurred until you deal with how you are feeling…

Yes what we resist persists, which is a hard lesson to learn and I will be the first to admit that many emotions have played a huge role in where I am today and in gaining knowledge of how they impact us is what has transformed my own journey and we can do the same for you.  If you are ready to go deeper, want further support and ready to transform your life then send me a message to claim your FREE Conversation today…

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