Text says: Would you like to know what dreams I have had to give up for my son? Not a single one. Black text on a white square enclosed by purple quotation marks over a purple-coloured image of dandelions.

Not a Single One

I hear a lot of parents say that they had to give up on their dreams and expectations for their children. It’s not always parents of autistic children. Sometimes, it’s parents of children without any disabilities, but it does seem to be a recurring theme in communities where parents of autistic children gather.