“Sydney doesn’t have that kind of autism like my nephew.” What kind of autism is this?” “Well, we’re originally from Detroit, Michigan and ain’t no party like a Detroit party because a Detroit party don’t stop.” Yes, someone actually made that comment to me and yes that’s how I responded because advocating and spreading awareness … More Look At This Autism
Sydney told me she needed a cellphone yesterday. I think she saw all of the other cheerleaders with their phones and she wanted one too. I told her we could talk about it at our next family meeting. Walking into the high school yesterday for her competition she reminded me of Steph Curry walking into … More When Dreams Come True
I didn’t give up I just took a time out. I still wanted Syd’s doctor to tell me what to do, but I had to make a decision. There will always be appointments, autism, seizures and decisions to make. Will I always get it right? I’m not sure but I won’t stop praying and taking … More Time To Put My Cape Back On Today
I’m trying to figure out why she doesn’t like her clothes on hangers. In the center of her room is a pile of clothes that resembles a mountain and it’s driving me crazy. This is not a straight line of clothes placed strategically in her room. This is pile of her things that make her … More Autism Is That You?
I think it was an episode of Greys Anatomy I was watching. The patient could hear and see everything that was going on. But couldn’t speak, and couldn’t move. Seeing the distress in their eyes made me empathize with how they felt. I was in an autism coma for many years. I was walking through … More Autism Coma
It is coming. The month of April when I talk more about autism than I usually do. I am not even sure if that is possible. Our family will wear more blue than The Blue Man Group. Living with Autism and watching Sydney make progress is special for our family. Every appointment, tantrum, IEP meeting, … More 18 And Over
It was March 16, 2018. We are almost finished with our third appointment at AI Hospital. It really stinks that this is how we had to spend part of our day off from school. But that’s autism. We received a great report from the last doctor. He even commented on how Sydney was attentive during … More Adventures in Autism