Thursday, September 24, 2009

At Queen's Park - day 51

I always appreciate visitors. Now, because I have been coming here for here so long, I feel like I have to show people around and tell then stories about the building, and the park.

When Taline came, we did not talk about Queen's Park much. She has been an autism advocate for a very long time, and has a lot of experience and knowledge in this area. A lot happened through the years, and there was much improvement in autism services over the years, because 20 years ago they were almost nonexistent. Unfortunately there are a lot of sad realities that persist, and not enough push from the community to change it. I think trying to effectively organize parents of autistic children is like herding cats. They are busy, overwhelmed, stressed, and have a difficult enough time coping with day to day challenges, and all these factors make it hard to get perspective--to understand and realize the harsh reality of the situation they are in. Maybe they believe that somebody will came and do the right thing for their kids. It would be the right and ethical thing to do, right? Right. It would be. So, for sure somebody will come riding the white horse and save our children. Somebody will do something. Let's just wait.

I am going to work on Friday, so I might miss that white horse rider. But if anybody sees him tell him I will be back on Sunday for sure.

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