So, basically, what I’m gathering from various “experts” I’ve come in contact with, is that I’m not supposed to play with Emily.
I am never to enter her world, but rather, she must be dragged, kicking and screaming, into “our world.”
Everything is a “behavior” that needs to be corrected, addressed with some type of therapy and eliminated.
Why is everything my kid does related to Autism? Why is every moment of every day supposed to be spent changing things… changing… her. Don’t most kids in her age group play? Aren’t most parents allowed to play along?
For example, just yesterday, I was once again reprimanded for “playing along” with Emily’s scripts (or delayed echolalia, if you wish).
Yes, I’m fully aware of the irony/hypocrisy of listing echolalia as the behavior to target, then complaining when it’s targeted. Just… go with it.