Saturday, August 20, 2016

Autism can have an impact on siblings, too.


For our younger typically developing son, two worlds are about to collide soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Autism in the headlines

Autism is a mysterious thing. There is so much to learn for society, parents, and those living with Autism. I am just a mom raising two boys. One child is typically developing and one is anything but typical. The developmental gap between the two widens every day. With one child, I know there will be challenges like the first time he goes on a date, decides his mom and dad aren't "cool" anymore, and the birds and bees talk. With the other child, we are blazing a trail. Will I ever face those same challenges? At this point, it is a resounding "I don't know".

Sunday, March 13, 2016

I don't know how you do it.

"I don't know how you do it". Just one of the questions we frequently get when we talk about raising our oldest son, Cameron. He was diagnosed a few weeks after he turned 2 with an Autism spectrum disorder. It wasn't easy to even get to the diagnosis, as we were both in huge amounts of denial, yet our son needed help. My husband and I researched and learned a lot of things in a short amount of time following diagnosis. He performed WELL below the "normal" range in a lot of important categories. He even performed in the less than 1 percentile in some areas. As lifetime overachieving parents,