Since this is autism Awareness month I thought I’d take the opportunity to rant about the lack of medical insurance coverage for services for autistic people. I could point you towards Michael Moore’s film “Sicko” as a good starting point. If you’re not American then the terms, ‘out of network’ are meaningless. But if I tell you that being ‘in network’ doesn’t work either, then that would only add to your confusion.
How much does it cost to send two children to occupational therapy twice a week, for four and a half years? I’d tell you but I can only count up to seven, even on a good day.
Is it a good investment? It depends upon your perspective, I suppose. My perspective shows me that instead of ‘ground dwellers’ I now have ‘aerial artistes.’
No longer the patter of tiny tippy toes, instead we have earth shattering quakes and crash landings.
For the moment I am happy to observe their acrobatics. Soon we shall commence yet another campaign but I need to work on my ‘words’ prior to commencement.
Thus far I am failing miserably. “Get down from there this instant!” doesn’t cut it, as they’re already very good at the ‘getting down’ bit.
“What on earth are you doing up there!” is a pointless rhetorical statement that sends us down a blind alley about planets.
“What are you thinking of!” may just illicit a straightforward answer.
No. I shall bide my time and not let my mouth run away with me. This time I shall be sure that the words match the situation. No more nauseating little ditties to haunt the next 5 years or more.