An Autism Journey

“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding he is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And, if you’re lucky, he might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be.”

~The Water Giver

new adventures

New adventures tend to overwhelm Wilson. We went on a boat ride last night and he did great! We had held off for various reasons in the past, mostly concerning safety and how he would react to all the sensory … Continue reading

hope + progress

This is the boy that never allows his head to get wet. When we force a hair wash, he used to scream throughout the entire process. This eventually morphed into him yelling for a towel as we quickly washed his … Continue reading

quarantine + autism

Oh, quarantine and autism. You have been a doo-ZY!

You would think we would have embraced this socially distant period like all the autism memes suggested at the beginning of this lockdown. “We’ve been social distancing since before it was a thing!”


These past few months at home have allowed regression to creep back in, distressing my boy at a whole new level. I knew it would, right when we said goodbye to his routine back in March. It was inevitable. Unfortunately, that expectation did not make these months less painful for any of us. Especially this sweet boy.
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Change the World

When autism entered my life, I knew nothing about it. Books and the internet provided some information but at times they were also terrifying rabbit-holes to nowhere. No one was talking about autism. Because of this, I think the road … Continue reading

Autism on Paper

Seeing it on paper has been one of the more difficult parts of this autism journey. The first developmental pediatrician we took our son to gave us an “Active Problem List” that was a mile long: Global Developmental Delay Mixed … Continue reading

Fear of Regression

This scares me. Or maybe scared isn’t the word. Worried, concerned, frustrated, and a little sad. Wilson knew all these answers like the back of his hand last year. (see video below) He practiced this information with 4-5 different therapists, … Continue reading

Autism Is Video 2019