Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What? You too? I thought I was the only one." ~ C.S. Lewis
The purpose of Reinventing Mommy is to provide us all with community, a sense of belonging, and a forum in which all are understood, accepted, and appreciated.
Please observe the following policies regarding comments on this website:
1. I respectfully ask that close friends and family who know personal demographic information about myself, my family, or my son please not disclose any of that in the comments section of any post. Any posts with references to identifying information about my family will be promptly deleted.
2. In addition, I ask that friends and family respectfully refrain from revealing the identities of Jack's therapy and medical team. Giving them pseudonyms allows me to write this blog with honesty and respect to everyone involved in Jack's care. Any mentions of names and other identifying information for Jack's therapists and doctors will be promptly deleted.
If you are a personal acquaintance or friend and you wish for a referral for a particular member of Jack's team, please contact me personally. I will only reveal contact information about a member of Jack's team offline. I will not respond to requests in the comments section of a post.
3. Among the special needs community, there is much debate over particular treatments, therapies, medical interventions, and educational approaches. That being said, there will be times in which I post about our failures or successes with a particular treatment or approach. These posts are my opinion only, and all treatment decisions should be made by you and your doctor. Any comments that appear to be spam or try to lure parents into a particular treatment program will be deleted.
4. I encourage civil debate about various ways of approaching autism and special needs. I will say things that you disagree with, and vice-versa. Please remember that we are all on the same team - searching for answers for our children. Any comments that resemble personal attacks will be deleted.
Let's be respectful to each other and understand that there is no one "right" way to treat autism. What works for me may or may not work for you. Be compassionate and understanding to one another.