1. Paula Bakarich-Christie
    June 5, 2017 @ 5:15 am

    I think you may the wrong person.
    First I don’t have a dog.
    And my 5 year old daughter have Autism, she is high functioning…but I find her to clever for her own good…some days.
    I could never judge another child with Autism as I have a beautiful Autistic daughter myself.
    I don’t think we have ever meet?? If so, can you jog my memory.
    I do read your blog which I find very interesting…for want of a better word.
    Thanks Paula


  2. Terry
    June 5, 2017 @ 5:15 am

    I understand your fears. My son also rode the “short bus” not because of Autism. My son doesn’t walk due to cerebral palsy and my husband and I have to tend to all his personal needs. He does feed himself. He is 37 now and even though he is educated and even has a master’s degree and is a genius with computers he has a very difficult time getting beyond the prejudice of employers. Just like you I worry about the future and tend to look too far into the future instead of taking one day at a time. Thank you for your honesty in these posts. I don’t feel so alone in my fears.


  3. Tammy Shah
    June 5, 2017 @ 5:43 am

    Everything you write touches my very soul. The weekend before last, we ventured out camping. My Ethan loved it, he loved the outdoors, and especially the family time. It made him tired and a little grumpy sometimes, but he loved it. We took a run to a grocery store. It was busy. It was different. He was overwhelmed. I saw the looks on peoples faces as my sweet big boy fell to pieces and I tried to hold him together in my arms talking softly to him. I saw those people stare…judge…scorn us. I had no time for teaching them, I just held by boy tight, my head high, and we rode the tide. Thank you for sharing Jack with people like me.


  4. GP
    June 5, 2017 @ 7:33 am

    Wow! Beautifully said. Thank you!


  5. Mary anne may
    June 5, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

    Dearest Carrie, you touch my heart and soul, too.. I’ve been reading your blog
    for months, they are beautiful, heart felt and sometimes heart wrenching!!!… I’m the grandmother of a child who has not been dIagnosed …I have concerns…the future is frightening…daunting…Thank God for family support !you give me hope, inspiration and quiet my mind for a little bit…thank you for being so selfless and strong… i know it’s far from easy…God love you , your family and Jack ?


  6. Kelly
    June 5, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

    You have made me a better teacher. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  7. Jean Carter
    June 6, 2017 @ 8:28 pm

    Hi Carrie, perfectly said, thank you! My son is now 21 and is high-functioning Aspergers. Nothing hurts my heart more than the cruel actions of people and who knowingly tease, hurt, and torment any person with any disability. God bless Jack! Jean C.


  8. Donna
    June 19, 2017 @ 9:07 am

    I hope it’s not me! Well we’ve never met, so probably not. I want you to know, I ride the “short bus” every day to school. I have a beautiful nephew, who rides every day. And adorable grandson who rides when the little yellow bus doesn’t irate him. Both boys have Autism. Me? Well, I am an assistant, to the children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, and any other disability. What a joy these children have brought into my life! I see their humor, their scrappiness, their strengths, their joy. They share so much with me, even if they are non-verbal. I love these kids and their quirks. What a blessing they bring to us all.


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