It’s been over two and a half years since I was thrown into the deep end of autism parenting and just over six months since I started AutismUAE, and while it’s impossible to say that you’ve heard it all, one can assume that they’ve heard a fair amount. But nothing I had ever heard before affected me like what I heard last night, first hand, from a behavioral consultant visiting from abroad.
She went to visit a family to assess their child. She entered and made small talk, and asked where the young boy was. They pointed her towards a room.
There she found, in an empty room, a little boy restrained and with his hands bound.
And that was how he lived.
I’m not done crying about it yet.