Yes, Sometimes Autism Sucks

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Editor's Note: Do you ever put on your brave face and pretend like it's all okay? That despite all of the challenges of special needs, this parenting gig is a piece of cake? Well, Jennifer at Anybody Want a Peanut? got real recently, and she wants you to know it's okay to say that sometimes it sucks. Really. It's okay. -Jenna

The S-Word:

And this is where I will say what I try to avoid saying. Sometimes, autism sucks. I know that is hard to hear, and I am not trying to offend anyone. But it is our truth right now, and I dare say Moe might agree with me. For some, autism may bring great gifts alongside the challenges. But not here, not today.

I've spent the last few days trying to decide if I would post that statement. On the one hand, I know that many are offended when someone says "autism sucks." On the other hand, it was exactly how I felt.

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