Do Not Allow Denial to Deny Your Child of Love and Support

Crain Detroit’s Ron Fournier wrote a great interview with Michigan’s Lt. Governor Brian Calley. It tells of the Lt. Governor’s initial denial of his son’s health condition, Autism.

I can relate to this issue. My son, Jamario was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6 years old. I admit I was in denial. Initially, I was worried about how “I” felt about it and how “I” would deal with it. I didn’t believe in drugs for kids. I had all types of thoughts. There were a lot of “I”s in my thought process. But after talking to him and observing “him”. My process turned to considering what’s best for him. After all. Isn’t that what it is all about?

Now my son is 18 years old. A college freshman and a productive young adult. I’m very proud of him. I’m glad I listened to him and made it about “him”. I salute Brian Calley for recognizing and adjusting himself to help his child and not worry about himself. That is what fathers do.

Please read Ron Fournier’s article, Calley’s Journey: From Denial to Regret to Autism Advocacy. #Voices4Ed #Autism #Healthcare. Link:


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