What I don’t know about you and your family is a long list. I don’t know where you are on this journey with Autism Spectrum Disorder; if you are just starting the evaluations looking for a diagnosis, if you are combing the Internet after receiving a diagnosis or if you’re so far down this road you deserve an honourary PHD. I don’t know how old your child is, where they fall on this thing called the Autism Spectrum, I don’t know what their strengths or weaknesses are. I don’t know how many children you have or what your support system looks like….
What I do know is this; you love your child! You love your child so much you get up everyday and put on your big girl/boy pants and welcome the day. Many days come come with challenges, but many come with triumphs too. You love them so much you desperately need the world to see who they are beyond their diagnosis.
So, I don’t know your story and you don’t know mine, but if we can start from this common ground of loving our children maybe we can get to know each other a little better and share our journey.