I was overjoyed to see familiar parents and professional colleagues too. On seeing the younger parents, I was reminded of my younger self.
It took me back to the days when I was desperate for a ‘cure’. Out of fear and desperation, I took the responsibility upon myself to make Mohit ‘normal.’
Autism was a battle I had to win.
20 years ago, I attended every workshop/training I could. I researched about new treatment methods and flew to different parts of the world to attend workshops. I gained knowledge, but was never able to implement anything in totality.
Being on a strict home program, looking after my family and home took all my time. Despite this heavy schedule, I attended workshops. I didn’t want to miss out on anything. I was afraid. What if I missed out on the ‘in’ treatment or cure?
Dear Parent, do you feel desperate and fearful about your child’s future?
I asked myself these same questions, before attending the MNRI workshop. As a result, I was fully engaged with it. I knew what to expect and was ready to implement it too.
Think about all this before you sign up for a workshop, training or conference. Don’t do things out of desperation or in a hasty manner. Make your decisions after deep deliberation. Use the time and money you save to enrich your own life, your family’s life.