Of Course You Are Welcome Here
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
If you have ever been to an ASBC support group you know the feeling. You know what it is like to be accepted for who you are and for where you are at in your life no matter the circumstance. The parent of a child with a new diagnosis is taken in by parents who have walked alternative parenting paths for years when they come to an ASBC support group. The 50 year old woman with only a checklist from the internet to confirm her suspicion that she is autistic is greeted and introduced to the group when she gets the courage to attend an ASBC adults on the spectrum support group. Join us, it’s ok, we understand. This is the little known beauty of the culture of Autism. It is the beauty of inclusion and true support.
Autism has been around for a long time. Not that long ago people with autism were invisible. Invisible only because they were not allowed to be seen or heard. Times are changing. We are at a turning point in history where parents are no longer accepting the idea that “Your child is autistic, they will never….” Adults who grew up knowing they were different, struggling to fit in and wondering why, are now accessing information and able to self diagnose or obtain a professional diagnosis of autism are coming together to make their voices heard. They accept all comers openly. If only the rest of us could do the same.
Please consider joining us at one of our many support groups. See the ASBC calendar for times and dates.
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