When times are good, full of laughter and enthusiastically taking part in a variety of activities, it is easy to forget, that this does not mean his mind terrors and anxieties have been cured. The slightest of things can still be the cause of a meltdown, and sadly, succumbing to complacency we fail to recognise the torment we cause with too much, too soon, and forgetting the rules and routines we must live by.
Autism is a condition that is lifelong, and recent difficulties have reminded us of that fact as we once again allow time, and provide patience and support to ease his troubled and frightened mind.
It can be a difficult journey, and one where, as parents we must not let our guard down and continue to choose the right path to follow, even if it is the quieter path, and the results will be greater for us all.
For now, a couple of days of calm, in the safety of home, doing the things he is familiar with, and we will recover once again. 🙂