A day in the life of a single mom raising a teenager and a child with autism. I believe that it's not what we receive, but what we give away that defines us. I want to give away all that I have learned and experienced in hopes that it will help families raising a child with autism or any disability. This is my candid journal where I open up my world and share my joys, knowledge, lessons, disappointments, challenges, frustrations, fears and successes - one day at a time.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
"We're Here to Speak for Justice" A Must See Moving Forward
Many of you were not able to open the link I previously posted. Thanks to the Lanterman Regional Center, here's a new link. This movie - however slow moving - changed how I looked at Nicky's future, by showing me how far we've come. No doubt our journey has been rough, but this documentary movie gave me perspective. I now vividly understand; not only do we have a long way to go to move things forward, we also have to fight to keep from moving backwards, especially in light of today's economic realities.
I wasn't around when these families were fighting for their children and all I can say is, I'm so glad they did. Please God don't let us go back there.