Why would you name your bog; “How I Learned to Be Autistic”?
Because in order to understand how your child (if your child has Autism) feels and thinks, then I think it goes without saying that you learn to be Autistic yourself. How can I help him get dressed, if I don’t understand how the button feels uncomfortable? How can I expect him to walk comfortably through the mall, if I don’t feel how over stimulating it is? Live in your child’s shoes. Only then can you feel the scratch of the uncomfortable socks.
I Created this Blog to try and reach out to other parents. Not only parents with children that are on the spectrum (ASD), but ANY parent. Being a parent can be difficult at times and in a world that feels so disconnected, it’s important to know that there are others like you. There are other parents out there struggling to maintain their sanity. There are other parents who feel lost, confused, and alone. But there’s also happiness and comedic happenings that take place each day. If I help at least one other parent say “YES! Exactly!” Then that’s enough for me. Feel free to comment, but please be civil towards each other. This isn’t a place to judge. I want everyone to feel safe and welcome.
Being a parent is like a journey in a fantasy novel. The main story is something that sounded like a good idea (just like the idea of having children). You chose the main characters (your spouse, your children) and other characters will show up from time to time as well. Some of the main points were not up to you (such as your child’s diagnosis), and sometimes words will appear on the page when you never agreed to write them. But as you move through the diagnosis and learn how to maneuver each new day (just like the heroine/ hero does in the story), you get more familiar with the surroundings. You learn how to read the words and figure out the main plot points. You learn to connect with the main character (your child) in a way you never thought possible. You become the writer of the story instead of the reader looking in. You help your child (the main character) not only to fight through ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) but also to have wonderful adventures along the way. You teach your child how to interact with the other characters and how to enjoy the scenery their world takes place in. The point is to make their story a story worth living.
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