This decision was not easy or taken lightly. Nor was the one to make it public. But I feel it is the right one for this parent of a HAPPILY multiply #neurodivergent child.
Autism? ADHD? Dyslexia? To diagnose or not to diagnose? The answer may seem obvious. But is it?
What does mental health...autism...and home education have in common? What could possibly be the link between these three seemingly disparate things? Well for PanKwake and #HomeCrazzyHome they are inseparable.
The other piece of the puzzle falling into place (I hope). A plea to other parents of neurodivergent children...this ain't our movement.
My impassioned plea from the parent of a #neurodivergent child to the #NeuroDiversity Movement. Please...let us in. We are not your enemy.
Where Do I Go From Here....Well, it is officially over...#100DaysOfHomeEd. And while I have not finished all 100 days, I will be doing so in the days ahead. Sort of like that marathon runner who crosses the finish line long after the crowds have gone home. That is me! Oh, but what a time the past 100 days...three months have been. Just as we were moving into #HomeCrazzyHome and right in the middle of noisy electricians and dust that rivalled a small volcanic eruption...along came this opportunity.
Yesterday showed that neurodivergence does not have to be a disability. Not when the people in your life enable you to do the things that you want. Not when they make accommodations. Not when you have been given the skills to self-regulate your sensory issues and cope with the external environment.