Originally Posted by packerfan79
Resin lung, I was referring to my son as high functioning Autism. The Autism spectrum is wide. I can't imagine the challenges cookie and son deal with. That being said it's important to be their for families that face these challenges.
Your right Packerfan. I miss read but really I know so little about autism that I probably would have risked offending the poor woman either way.
I really just wanted to offer anything I could. When she mentioned her desperation and the desire to hear some out of the box type ideas...I offered one. I hope she and others who's child or loved ones suffer from autism can understand my mistake.
Thanks for correcting me packerfan.
I went to a charity fund raiser a couple of years ago in LA hosted by Jack Black. I think it was at the Nokia center. There were some parents who spoke, then some auctions and in the end Steven Stills played some tunes.
I pretty much missed the auctions and jam session because after hearing some of the parents speak I was tore up! To the point of tears! I got embarrassed and went to the lobby. I had been drinking and was definiatley in a weird place emotionally for one reason or another but it was more than just that. It was the lack of support, from the goverment, medical community and what I understood as lack of support from ANYBODY outside of their immediate families!
Anyway.... I sobered up by the time we got home but here I am, years later and I'm still effected by what I heard that night. So much so I wanted to help.
I should have waited a while and gathered my thoughts before posting.. Perhaps I would have remembered why I was at this autism charity in the first place!
My gf/wifes older sister is heavily involved with Northridge hospital and they are both involved with Saint Josephs in Burbank. St. Joes chapel was donated by her family.
Three years ago her sister started dating and eventually married a guy who has 13 yr old kid that suffers from autism. I met him before. He was a nice quiet kid but I guess he has these..... I'm not sure what the proper name for it is but it's like a attack. She's talked about it a little but I guess It's pretty bad.
That's why I was at the charity. she had left the organization/charity she was working with, which was C.A.T.S (it's a child abuse treTment thing) and started working with a different one that is totally devoted to autism.
I should have offered to put her in contact with my sister in law maybe even asked either one of them for their input, if they had any ideas or if there there was anyway of helping this lady and her son before I posted anything.
I don't know.... just wanted to help. I still do.
I've taken enough space in this thread already though.