They looked at me with compassion.
I hadn't a clue why.
Then they told me my son was challenged
and I began to cry.
Your son may be Autistic or
have some related disease.
I've never heard of it, I said.
Explain it to me please?
It occurs one in every sixty seven births,
Four times more often in boys.
Families of all racial and ethnic backgrounds,
Regardless of stature or poise.
It's a Lifelong neurological impairment
That affects the ability to speak,
Play or socially interact.
I felt my knees grow weak.
My husband took me in his arms;
We held each other tight.
My five year old beside me asking,
Mommy, is Stevie all right?
We wouldn't have known there was a problem,
If not for his speech delay.
We thought he was just a little shy,
And preferred solitary play.
When she said they don't know what causes it,
I just wanted to die.
My God, this isn't happening,
They can't even tell us why?
God is not sleeping, I said to myself
Over and over again;
Holding fast to my faith in God
To help me endure the pain.
Clearly there needs to be research.
It's imperative we find a way
Of getting the programs funded,
If we're ever to gain some headway.
Our children are so precious.
They look to us for care.
Let's show them how much we love them
and make everyone aware.
© 2000-2012 Linda Q. Demos -
Please learn from our mistake and educate BEFORE
Autism is 1 in 67 children today and
it's impossible to have a genetic epidemic!
Memory of Casi Renče
June 3, 1995 ~ June 13,
"Who will rise
up for me against the evildoers?
Or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?"
task ahead of us is never as great as the Power
Trust in Yahweh with all thine heart, and lean not on
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall
direct thy paths.