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

never give up

There is much going on inside of this sweet boy right now. We’ve had a rough week. One full of behaviors so unpredictable they leave you quietly planning ways to never leave the house again. The world is just too … Continue reading

quarantine, autism, and the chance to slow down

“For many of us parents of children with disabilities, the quarantine has changed everything, yet much remains the same. The isolating road we are on has narrowed with less in-person support and interaction, yet we continue to face the same kinds of difficult medical and educational decisions that we always have.

We continue to champion for our children to have the supports and services they need to thrive, while we consciously fight to keep our hope stronger than our fears.

With so many unknowns in the future, we must believe that it’s going to get better, and that we will grow stronger.”
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This is SEVEN

Wilson loves watermelon, music, tools, and also things like paper, sunsets, his reflection, and the wind on his face or below his feet. 🍃 He’s constantly taking things apart so he can learn how to put them back together. 🥁  I love … Continue reading

speaking in pictures

This boy loves the water. On a recent trip, we asked him every day, several times, if he wanted to go swimming. He firmly, directly, and absolutely said, “No.” So, someone would stay home with him while the others headed … Continue reading

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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Autism Dad Life 💙

Nailed it!!👏🏻🎉 Earlier this year, I posted a similar video, same questions but Wilson had all the answers mixed up. I was worried and a little sad because it was all information he had known for a long time. In … Continue reading

Autism Is Video 2019