Being a parent to an Autistic child can be challenging, but our biggest challenge is gaining acceptance for our son.
When I had first learned my son was showing early signs of autism, I remember seeing a "change" in my son. I didn't catch this shift until after the pediatrician pointed out the obvious. I was assuming it was just another phase he was going through that made him less social and more in a … Continue reading Vaccines and Autism: My view
There are countless books published surrounding the topic. Parenting books for kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), views on the Autism epidemic, vaccine related books, autism diet books, the list goes on. But this particular book took my interest when I first read it's title, The Reason I Jump. Most people who have encountered autism … Continue reading The Autism Book Everyone Should Read
I hear people often make comments about toddlers and speech therapy. People say it's not needed or parents just need to talk to their kids more. Please, for the love of my sanity, do not assume this. It is 100% false, at least in Leo's case. I really hope that those who have so much … Continue reading Stop Judging Speech Therapy
When leo was first born, I felt a love I have never felt before. When Leo was diagnosed with Autism, I felt a love I never dreamed of. Everyone says your child doesn't change when they are diagnosed. This is true, we left the center of autism with the same little boy we walked in … Continue reading The autism signs we missed
Oh joy. What a happy topic to start off the blog. I did not choose this topic, it chose me. So here we go. Postpartum depression is real and it is hard. The hardest part for me was coming to terms with it and seeking the help I needed. At the time, I was still … Continue reading Postpartum Depression