Autism Awareness is Selfish

There is a lot of talk about awareness right now.  April is, after all, Autism Awareness month.  I think for the most part people are as aware as they can be without being personally affected.  Of course there are always going to be those who are just mean and ignorant, but I think that is... Continue Reading →

How to Keep Hope Alive, When Progress is Slow or Non-existent?

I've been trying to get son's attention for the last 15 min. He acts as if he can't even hear me. He's so consumed in his own world, oblivious to everything and everyone around him. At times like this it's hard not to lose hope. I feel like I'm back to the start and I... Continue Reading →

There Are No If’s

  There Are No If’s If he could just talk…If loud sounds didn’t bother him…If we could go somewhere without him running off… If we cut out dairy and gluten…If he could play with other kids…If God could do something, anything…If it was just a little easier… If …If…If… It’s so easy to get stuck... Continue Reading →

The First Thing You Need to do After your Child Receives an Autism Diagnosis

Like most of my posts, this one stems from what I  wish someone had told me.  When my son was diagnosed with autism we had already known for almost a year.  That's how long the waiting list was to get an appointment.  So in that time I had done the google searches, read all about... Continue Reading →

What is the Goal?

  What is your goal for your child with autism? This is a question that I thought of when I really began to get advice from people.  There were so many sources all saying different things.  Some said definitely do this therapy while others said no kids with autism can't do that.  I felt like... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Worry

I heard a message preached that changed how I thought and changed my perspective of Worry. “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.”  -Philippians 4:6 She read this verse and said “If... Continue Reading →

How Could God Allow This?

As you most likely know, my son AJ was diagnosed with autism. Unlike other disabilities, you can’t tell just by looking at him. Most of the time he is just like any other little boy. But there are times when he gets really excited about something that he will be very loud and jump and... Continue Reading →

Count it all Joy Autism Parents

As I sit at my kitchen table this morning, with the sunlight streaming in my windows and my kids both playing happily, I’m enjoying a cup of coffee while it is still hot and I feel content.  I feel so thankful for all God has done in our lives over this past year.  While I... Continue Reading →

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