Our Autism Island

I admit I wished we lived on an autism island. We would be surrounded by autism friendly everything. We would have other autism families that get it, and schools that provide programs, therapy all under one roof. We would have accessible playgrounds, changing tables in public restrooms and a hospital with all of the specialists … More Our Autism Island

Oh, What A Year!

2018 was a great year. Harrison, Sydney and I achieved many goals. The goals may seem minor to you but they are huge victories for our family. Harrison’s 16th Birthday was the best celebrating back home in Michigan and enjoying a game at The Big House. That day was exciting and memorable. We went to … More Oh, What A Year!

This Christmas

I learned so much this season. I always knew Jesus was the reason, that’s why we made birthday cupcakes for Jesus each year. Yesterday we improvised and made precut sugar cookies for Jesus and it was all good. I learned that less is more. When you have a child with autism you never know how … More This Christmas

The Awkward Moment When Sydney Wasn’t Included

I was completing forms for Sydney and was asked to list her friends. Immediately I wrote down Harrison, he counts right? Then I asked Syd who were her friends and she named kids from the school and the football team🤔. Then I remembered that some of the football players are peer mentors in her class. … More The Awkward Moment When Sydney Wasn’t Included

Autism Is Autism

They asked me if she was high functioning. I replied, “She has autism.” They asked if she was in the middle of the spectrum. I replied, “She has autism.” It doesn’t matter where she fits on the autism spectrum, autism is autism. When parents are so quick so say, “But my child is high functioning.” … More Autism Is Autism