A Word From One Of Our Therapists
What do you do when you can’t seem to soothe a child in distress? Where everything that you try doesn’t seem to give relief. When the only way a child can express their feelings to you is through aggression and tears. Today was that day. Today my hair was pulled, I was punched, spit on, and screamed at. I tried many different approaches to help this child yet he was not able to be comforted. I cried. Autism can be hard. It has these days and moments that come out of nowhere that keep us on our toes. This doesn’t mean we give up. It means we work harder. We try harder. We research more. We find better tools.
As I was walking out the door the child came over to me laughing asking me to dance. We danced together a few times. It reminded me of all the good moments, silly times, and how much that child needs me and loves me. What I do impacts this child. Tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow we will get a little bit closer to finding the answers we are looking for. Tomorrow I will show back up because I will never give up.