When you have a different child, you become a different parent!

I invite all the parents who have different children to write at this topic as often as possible. So as to tell us their experiences, their joys, and their sorrows. To explain us what we have failed to understand. Without ardor.
I invite all the parents to support them, because they are members of our community. Without judging.
I hope that this menu will be a meeting place for parents of children with autism, and for parents of children with ADHD, and for parents of children with neurological disorders.

As an argument, I offer you the translation of a text written by a mother of disabled child:

``When you are going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum... The gondolas in Venice... You may learn some handy phrases in italian. After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says ``Welcome to Holland.`` ``Holland?!?`` you say. ``What do you mean Holland? I signed up for Italy! [I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy.`` But there's been a change in the flight plan.] They've landed in Holland … and you must buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills... and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts. But … if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things... about Holland. `` (Emily Perl Kingsley)

A useful link:
http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=41811d19928d655419aea