April has become that time of year when you tend to hear the word "autism" a lot more often than usual. Since April is Autism Awareness month, that shouldn't surprise you at all. I'm sure you have probably heard or read more autism stories on your social media, news stations and even in those conversations … Continue reading It’s Time to Stop the Mom Shaming
12 Early Sign. A parent's guide for early detection of Autism in the child.
Why is it so hard to let them go? How can my heart feel like it is going to break into little pieces while also feeling like it's going to explode with joy for him?
I began my blog about 7 years ago. At first it served as a personal journal for me. It was a wonderful way to vent and think out things quietly with no judgement. The more I wrote, the more I began to think about how I could use it as a way to shine a … Continue reading Welcome to the Family
Look, life is hard enough in this crazy world. If you have one or more children on the spectrum, that world can be even harder. Don’t be afraid to share your stories. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice. There are a lot of us out here that are in it. We get you!
"People often misunderstand Autism. So many believe that a part of Autism is not having the regular emotions as you and I. Well, I am here to tell you that they have the same feelings that we do and they feel them STRONGLY...[Taylor] was very sad and anxious about leaving his brother..."
Autism. That word encompasses so much more than you can possibly imagine. While I understand that the diagnosis is absolutely critical in order to receive the assistance and therapy your child needs, it still does not truly describe your child and the diagnosis can leave you feeling more than defeated. For me that included disbelief, … Continue reading Autism: Under the Umbrella
Driving and Autism- when is it time? In my last post I talked about Taylor turning sixteen and missing that huge milestone, driving. Today I want to expand on that just a little bit. I have never written anything off when it comes to Taylor, not even driving. Did he start learning how to drive … Continue reading Driving and Autism: When is it time?
As an autism parent, you know that when your child hits a milestone it is a huge cause for celebration. You also know that those milestones are harder to reach and usually don't happen on the same timeline as your friends’ kids do. This was something I struggled with in the early years after Taylor's … Continue reading Driving, Autism and Sweet 16
It was during this time that I realized how something so simple, so "everyday" as hearing a train could bring such comfort and happiness to him.