Oh, I feel like I’m going to get heat for this one. Here it goes anyway!
1. I would change my attitude. I wish I wasn’t so fearful and anxious. I look so far into the future, I never enjoy the present.
2. I would change Carter. Hear me out. I love my son with all my heart, but I HATE watching him struggle with no one to help him because we aren’t sure how. I wish he could see and hear and do things normal kids could.
3. I would change the way the government treats special needs families. We get hardly any help and we pay our taxes and work 40 hour full time jobs contributing to our communities. No help. Nada.
4. I would change perspectives. Get to know more special needs families. Learn how to communicate with them. They might be more similar to you than you think.
5. It takes a village. I would like to create a support group in my community where families with children or adults with developmental disabilities can meet. Help each other with respite care and share experiences. My community is silent. They don’t talk about these kids or adults. It’s like they don’t exist. I would like to change that way of thinking.