I decided to start this blog so I don’t forget, I came to realize everything we went through to support our son is just a blur, I am having a hard time recalling what we endured, how we coped, how we supported our son to the best of our being.
The last 13 years have been the most rewarding and the most challenging years I have ever faced. My full-time job for almost a decade was navigating the system to make sure he got what he needed, sometimes it was not enough. Raising a child with Autism is challenging but navigating the system to ensure our son had what he needed in school, medical intervention, therapies, services, and waitlists in our Region or our Province that were downright grueling.
My intention is to share stories of experiences the good, the bad and the ugly. We had a lot of ugly things happen but we had many beautiful moments too. I will not sugar coat my feelings or observations, I am going to keep it real, It may not be rays of sunshine and butterflies all the time.
My son has severe Autism, the type of Autism many people don’t talk about. I want to change that, I want other parents like me to know they are not alone. We have faced so many challenges over the years, challenges that would crush most people, somehow our family kept going, supporting our son wholeheartedly and we will continue to do so.
We have become better people because of this journey. We had some amazing times, incredible breakthroughs and a lot laughter along the way.
I just don’t want to forget these things.