October 7, 2008

“I’m not disabled. I’m Sick?” The Road to Autism “Recovery”.

Today, I read a very interesting article at one of my favorite online pit stops, Age of Autism.  It really got me thinking.  If this mother can recover her child from autism, naturally (through raw foods, energy healing, etc.), then why isn’t this information widely available?

I know of the supplements, the bio-chemical therapies, and the like that can benefit my son, but I’m more interested in sticking to the recovery path that is as natural as possible.

Having fully transitioned into the holistic (green) lifestyle a little over a year ago, I’m done putting junk into my family’s environment (internal and external).

Lately, the media has been comparing one mother’s choice (Jenny McCarthy) over another’s (Amanda Peet). It is conflicts like this that keep the “judging” eyes on holistic parents and our decisions.

Parents choosing to not vaccinate their children is nothing new. We’ve all heard of the 60s! We’re just the new generation of informed parents.

If Amanda Peet et al want to criticize our choices, that’s life. I’m not going to get all worked up over it. She chose to “educate” herself by “doing the research” and still injected garbage into her child. That’s her prerogative.

Me? I chose the ignorant route because I thought the medical providers knew better. I trusted them. My son received his unnecessary doses of chemicalized crap!

Of course, those days are dead and buried, and I’m not as trusting as I once was.

At times, I feel I have no other choice but to retain the label that was stamped on my son’s forehead some time ago. I believe, and hope, I will finally be free of this label once he is fully recovered. People not living with the disability can be a bit ignorant (i.e. staring, not willing to understand, etc.).

In a sense, I have the label to protect him.

Of course, one lady told me, “He isn’t autistic; he has autism. Demons go by many names.” {sigh} Just another one who’s flown over the cuckoo’s nest!

One day at a time… one step at a time.

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