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
I love Harrison and Sydney with all of my heart. I will give my life for them if I had to do that. Each of my children have a special place in my heart for different reasons. We are family. Harrison is just like any other teenager. He sleeps late. Eats all of the food … More But What If It Was Sydney’s IPad?
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 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
I remember the days when I would drive out of my way to avoid Sydney seeing a park. The sight of a park would spark screeching, screams, and a tantrum. This was before she had the language to express that she wanted to go to the park. If we went to the park. It would … More The Day She Tried to Make a Friend
Sydney like many children with autism don’t require a lot of sleep. For six years Sydney and I survived on four hours of sleep each night. Sydney would wake up at 3:00 am and stay awake. Which meant I was awake. Which meant we were a hot mess for the majority of the day. It … More Wake Up Moses Is Floating Down The Nile River
Miracles happen everyday. We might be too busy to notice the simple miracles that many people take for granted. I believe in miracles. I believe in the impossible. When my circumstances look hopeless. That’s when I stand still because I know that God is about to show up and show out! Saturday, Harrison had a … More Sydney’s Story