We, my child and I, place our wellbeing and safety first.
We have to be super boundaried with ourselves and everyone around us and those we meet.
We master caring for our individualised needs, passions and personal inquiries.
We deeply value them.
Living and learning thrives this way.
When we tried to live up to others (professionals, family, friends and strangers) ideas and expectations of what we should be and be doing to prevent harsh and cruel rejection, judgement and criticism, and place 'education' as a absolute priority over everything else.
We both became suicidal.
I guess that didn't work!
So now we do this!
And thrive in the new way.
Aiming to live beyond our Autistic life expectancy of 55.