What does emotion mean to the family of an Autistic child?
Emotion is defined as:
an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow,fear, hate,
or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness.
any of the feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love, etc.
any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually accompanied by certainphysiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration,and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking.
an instance of this.something that causes such a reaction: the powerful emotion of a great symphony.
Joy to us is the little triumphs – the days that Little Man is “one of us”, the days he actively participates in the family without meltdowns.
Sorrow for us is hearing, yet again, that there isn’t anything more that can help our son improve – mainly because he refuses to participate in therapy.
Fear for us is worrying that Little Man will never be able to live on his own. That his quality of life will not be what we want it to be for him… and what just might happen to him if something happens to us.
Hate? We hate that our son has been affected by Autsim. We hate that our son may never improve, that he may have to live his entire life knowing the joys, triumphs, and accomplishments that our other children enjoy.
Love, well love is Little Man himself.
- I Love My Autistic Son — Even Though I Hate Autism (blogher.com)
- Autism: Seeking a Cure vs Seeking Greater Ability and Acceptance (lizditz.typepad.com)
- 5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child Diagnosed with Autism – From the Archives (theinclusivechurch.wordpress.com)
- 6 Common Myths About Autism (everydayhealth.com)
- A is for Autism
- B is for Blue
- C is for Challenges
- D is for Diagnosis