This has blown me away…and left the nastiest taste in my mouth.
Some of you may know that Hunter has an autism spectrum disorder.
Hunter is one of the best kids ever, and yes he has his problems. He has a temper, he fights with his sisters, he doesn’t listen and he can’t read expressions to save my life. You can tell him to put his homework in his bag 10 times…and he won’t/can’t do it. People can say that is a pre-teen issue…what about since he was 5.
But, he also is the most loving, giving and sweet kids I have ever known. He loves to be with Boo and his dad (and sometimes me). He loves playing sports and going camping. He is such a wonderful person, and this with his spectrum disorder.
We have been working with a great group of people to better Hunter, both emotionally and mentally. He has turned into such a wonderful pre-teen because of all of our hard work. I couldn’t be prouder of him.
We spent a great deal of time with this group of people talking about and with Hunter. They didn’t believe he has this spectrum disorder at first, until they had seen him multiple times. They saw things that we didn’t/couldn’t see. Now, we work with this in mind, and watch him grow. I have raved about him here, here and over here.
Now, none of you know Hunter, and some of you may not agree with me or you may not agree with Michael Savage. But there are many children out there that have autism, some that are non-speaking and non-active. Some children are active, but have approaches to social behavior that causes them to stand out in many way.
There are many parents out there that deal with this on their own, without the help of doctors. Many parents that don’t have a release, a break or a friend that understands.
I have a friend whose son is autistic, and she has no one but her friends to lean on. She is one on one with her son, except for the 4 hours before he went to his autism focused school. Now, he is going into second grade, and still meets with his aides everyday, and they are in class with him all day every day. He needs the help. His mother and doctors and not “fraud artists” looking for funding.
There are many people out there getting the awareness of autism out there. I have read many books, including Jenny McCarthy’s, looking for others that have felt the frustration, happiness and joy that I have felt. Someone who would understand and no one else seems to.
Something needs to be done about this guy. I only hope that this is a wake up call for the station that airs his show.
Hunter is one lucky kid, he has not two, but 4 parents that care and fight for him day in and day out. We go the distance that other’s can’t. He has 4 sisters that love him and care about what happens with him. And, he has (count’em) 10 grandparents that love and want the best for him. He has so many people that work with and for him. I can only hope other children are as blessed in their own families and friends.
I need to get off the subject before my head explodes. Thanks for listening to my rant!!!