Because being a single mum with an autistic child isn’t hard enough

Being misanthropic isn’t fun, you know, and from time to time I do my very best to change my attitude. I read inspiring news stories about inspiring people doing inspiring things. I read sad stories about the sacrifices people make for others. I try to see the best in people, and take the Vonnegut attitude that we’re all here to help each other through this thing, whatever it is.

And then I see a news story like this one, and I’m back to square one.

“The teacher looked and me and said: ‘We have to tell you something. The educational assistant who works with Victoria went to see a psychic last night, and the psychic asked the educational assistant at that particular time if she works with a little girl by the name of “V.” And she said ‘yes, I do.’ And she said, ‘well, you need to know that that child is being sexually abused by a man between the ages of 23 and 26.’”

There’s more to the story than the psychic angle – the child was exhibiting signs of sexualised behaviour, which apparently isn’t unusual in autistic kids – but it does seem as if the psychic’s “vision” triggered the whole thing.

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