thank you for the replies. We're in Thailand. And the word autism is not really familiar to all. There may be lots of autistic in this country but those affected didnt receive proper care, some, i heard were even locked up/ chained. There's not much institutions. I was told that 1 of the reasons y Sonny's not in a special school is because they (institution) won't accept him anymore for his condition's already severe and that there are really not much educated caretakers here. Sonny doesnt talk-- oh when he does, he's always led by someone and he'd follow and the words he utter are not clear.
When sonny's stepmum moved in with his dad, she was like goody goody to him. There was a time that the mother of Sonny told them that she's gonna get Sonny but the stepmum herself refused n told us "what's she thinkin, y wld i give Sonny to her, Sonny is doin quite well here with me" ... oh well.. i think at that stage she's still tryin to win Sonny's dad n she didnt have a child of her own then.. bout a couple of months ago , the mother of Sonny wanted to see him and so they met, Sonny with the caretaker, stepmum n my sis in law. The mother told the stepmum that she was really willing to take care of Sonny then BUT now, not anymore, she got no time, said she trusts teh stepmum.. the stepmum didnt say a thing and when they're home she's furious..makes me think that she wants to get rid of Sonny but can't find a way... Sonny's parents had been separated for like 5 or 6 yrs now and u can count the times the mother tried to visit Sonny.
is Sonny bein abused? in a way i think yes. he's deprived of what he needed most-- love and care. the stepmum cld go shopping, bring her son with her n tag Sonny's caretaker along... in those times, Sonny's on his own , in his room.
as for me, i have kids of my own. we live 1 block away from Sonny. 3 days ago i went to see Sonny n brought him at work (family business) , the caretaker came too n she's so defensive. When it's time to go Sonny wldnt leave. Next time i bring him here, i'l tell teh caretaker not to bother comin
.. any more suggestions?