Monday, 17 August 2009

The future of our children

We all, as parents, worry about our children's future. Who
they will become? Will they have a career? Will we have
grandchildren? Will they be happy?

For us, parents of autistic children, there are more questions.
Will they be able to live independently or will they have
appropriate support when we are gone? Who will look after
those who need 24/7 care? Will they be able to maintain
a job? Will they be able to maintain a relationship? Will
the society accept them? Will they still have to fight for
their rights? I could probably list many more of those
questions and worries.

I decided however to post a link to the last Sunday Times
article written in favour of the new social care Bill which
will be read for discussion in the House of Lords.

This article gave voices to those adults who suffer from
autistic spectrum disorders and parents of those who
cannot speak for themselves.

I keep trying to make my blog as positive as I can, but
I never said it's easy and I do remember it can get worse.
These people have explained to me many things I still
couldn't understand about Cirwen. Enjoy:


  1. Hi Libertine,

    I think most parents share some of your concerns for their children; Autism introduces additional concerns.

    Though the future for all of us remains a mystery, our children still need us to advocate for them. Cirwen and other Autistic children need the same passion which advocates on their behalf.


  2. awesome article, thought i couldn't help laugh at the fact that there is actually some one called peter griffin...

    I don't really get why that article is in the womens section but, hey ho.

    Also Dyson is a bit more simple than pokemon and spore.
    you should probably check it out.
    it's still on beta.

    try the first link in the review and go to downloads.

  3. Indeed U, it always takes passion autism or not. But it seems that those with autism need also armour and loudspeakers...

  4. E_M_Y, trust you to find Peter Griffin, lol, completely escaped me and I love the Family Guy!
    Women's section? I know, should be on the first page but I guess mothers are the majority of advocates.
    I shall definately check Dyson out when I get a chance :-)

  5. I want to state that you've been an encouragement to many people, Libertine. It's true. May the Lord watch over you and your household. :)

  6. Think of it this way - autistic children, AKA the truly gifted intelligent and most natural children, are here to change the generation :) without these children, our society won't be able to move on from where we are now in this world, where people have grown to become power hungry and superficial.

  7. Jane: you are too generous... thank you x

    Kaori: This is a very powerful statement and encouraging. It did cross my mind that autism maybe a sign of evolution.

  8. Those are all the questions I do think about too!

  9. Hey Libertine, yeah I totally see your concern, I've never met someone with autism, but by what it sounds like, its something to be a little bit worried about, hopefully it'll be ok though!

  10. Stacie, unfortunately, there's no answers - we ca only hope for the best.

    Nina: you never know, you might have met someone, and not realise that... that is why we call it iften an invisible disability.

  11. I find that your posts are always positive. This is an interesting article and a subject I find increasingly interesting.