REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #26
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Spoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: VAN/RMD/BBY
Posts: 2,225
Thanked 762 Times in 337 Posts
Read this recently:
Paying for a special-needs child - Apr. 22, 2013

Might give some perspective in regards to the emotional toll and financial costs related to raising an autistic child.
Advertisement
__________________
My Buyer/Seller Rating
Spoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #27
MG1
Fathered more RS members than anybody else. Who's your daddy?
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 18,781
Thanked 8,258 Times in 3,280 Posts
"There but for the grace of God, go I."

I feel for these people. I try hard not to judge people. Need to walk a mile in their shoes.

Tough decision, but what is best for the child is priority.

Cannot even begin with, "If it were me, I would..................."
__________________
Quote:
"there but for the grace of god go I"

substitute the word "god" with Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Odin, your parents, whathaveyou..........
MG1 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 05-02-2013, 11:59 AM   #28
...in the world.
 
Ronin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Richmond
Posts: 28,460
Thanked 7,646 Times in 2,324 Posts
I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I can't imagine the internal struggle they deal with everyday between their parental love and the absolute frustration of dealing with a child with disabilities. I don't know if I'd have the patience.

But at the same time, I know a girl with a condition that confines her to a wheelchair...but she's not only a genius but a great person...witty, funny, just all kinds of awesome. I couldn't imagine abandoning someone like her if she was my child.
__________________
- edeats.com <-- my food blog
- edlau|photo <-- photos
- Instagram <-- moar photos
Ronin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #29
MG1
Fathered more RS members than anybody else. Who's your daddy?
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 18,781
Thanked 8,258 Times in 3,280 Posts
.....and the scary part is, what if they had what most of us take for granted. Freedom of mobility.
__________________
Quote:
"there but for the grace of god go I"

substitute the word "god" with Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Odin, your parents, whathaveyou..........
MG1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #30
I help report spam so I got this! &lt;--
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,514
Thanked 910 Times in 418 Posts
what "abandon the child".... Stupid title. Give them a round of applause for doing what's best for the kid and not just throw him/her into a dumpster.
Posted via RS Mobile
Nlkko is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 05-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #31
2x Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: N49.2 W122.1
Posts: 6,179
Thanked 1,175 Times in 705 Posts
I think with disabilities, it makes the disparity between rich and poor more apparent.

I know a few .com ers are "retired" but have to take care of their autistic child; the majority of their time and resources is spent with therapists, art, music, activity (you name it they have a therapy for it). Virtually all the "pure" autistic kids with therapy have intelligence more than a 12 year old (the kid can solve topology problems better than most undergrads). My friend's kid is now mostly normal and will go to university, but still if you manage to get at his "blind spot", he completely falls apart. It gets tough when not to be a helicopter parents in this regard because they can get bullied so easily.

The problem with North American society is currently we stigmatize mental institutions. However in cases like autism where the clients can get overwhelmed really easily, a quiet place is probably a good thing to start off. But thanks to the gov trend, the only psych facilities we have are prisons, where things are really out of sight and mind. I really hope Douglas will be able to establish a psych nursing school at the old Riverview facilities because it is sorely needed.

Even if the person have the intelligence of a 12 year old that bing had suggested, it doesn't mean they don't have a mind. They just don't evolve beyond the capability of a 12 year old, it doesn't mean they don't have emotions, love and even urges for sex. Think the movie "The Session"

If people want to experience situations like this up close and personal, I highly suggest one to to at least get a better perspective, give l'arche a visit or volunteer there.

Last edited by godwin; 05-02-2013 at 02:54 PM.
godwin is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net