So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference, escaping one last time
It's easier to believe
In this sweet madness, oh this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees
~Sarah McLachlan...In The Arms of an Angel
Believe it or not, many with Asperger's feel like outcasts, abnormal, antagonized and expendable. Some actually alter there beliefs and join in activities they may not normally, just to fit in!
I am so excited to announce that Kaitlin's Hideout is launching a social skills support group run by special education professional, Lori Weiner MA, for the teen and tween aged population impacted by Asperger's syndrome!
This event will kick off on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 1 pm! Please share with anyone you know that has a child impacted by this disorder.
We want to help those impacted, learn how to make friends, socialize and feel less anxious in social situations that occur daily in our lives. This group is designed to be supportive, fun and interactive!:)
These young individuals facing the teenage years and approaching adulthood have much to deal with, social anxiety, self doubt, sadness and overwhelm.
When my daughter was diagnosed in 2003, there was much talk among the family that i had asperger's and that was where it came from, intruding on the family lines.
I of course, was offended and argumentative, the talk abruptly stopped. Then a few years later after having been immersed in the autism world and learning so much more, i began to wonder. I thought it might actually be true. Today i am comfortably speaking on this issue as i believe i was put here for a reason...to help others. I hope that my lifelong struggle and experience can be a comfort to the young population...perhaps being the one who understands them when so many do not!
Do you ever witness reclusive or self destructive behavior, depression or a sense of worthlessness from an individual you know with an ASD? Then this group may help them. These individuals may be suffering greatly and showing us signs that they want help...let's help them!
It is not easy to ask for help..believe me! Speaking from experience, many feel like there is something wrong with them, they avoid social situations like the plague, that they feel sets them up for failure...they want friends, they just do not know how to make them and be one!
Please join me in my effort...
Peace, love and happiness always...
Lisa is the owner of Kaitlin's Hideout, a play center for children with autism and a social, support and resource place for parents. www.kaitlinshideout.com