You have stated that there is hope for every autistic child? Isn’t that offering “false hope”?
We have found that parents and professionals who are consistently hopeful and optimistic are powerful forces for their children. Though we cannot know ahead of time what a given child will do, we cannot know ahead of time what a given child will never do. Hope is defined as: “The belief that what is wanted, can be had.” Believing substantial change and healing is possible can never be detrimental, but rather is life-affirming and empowering, and the beginning of an effective intervention program. When hope is combined with action, there are no drawbacks – only benefits. Hope and believing in possibilities for our children will always serve us.