When I was pregnant with my third son, he was diagnosed with down syndrome. I found a lot of professional resources for down syndrome, for which I am grateful. However, what I truly craved and needed was a real-life mom perspective without the sugar coating on what it would be like to parent a child with down syndrome. For that reason, I have started this blog. I hope it helps others....more
Our mission is to provide families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with support and information through the latest ASD research along with ideas from parents to improve the life of all members of the family. We recognize that families are the front-line care providers for their child with ASD and often don’t receive the support either through information or monetarily....more
Three years ago our oldest son, Tristan, was diagnosed autism at the age of three. Since I have been working on a Vermont system of care for individuals with ASD and advocating in Vermont and in Washington D.C. for more funding and support for families and individuals with ASD. Through my work I have seen the lack of supports for people with ASD and their families have, so I have created a business, Parenting Autism, to step in and help.
I believe that parenting is all about trial and error, learning and
staying flexible. Each child is unique and what might work for one, may
not for another. It's a learning process, and it never ends. Nobody
knows better than you, the parent, how to best handle your child.
Suggestions and shared experiences between parents can help us find the
right formula for our child's personality and needs, and it is with
that in mind that I created this blog.