Tag Archives: autism

Days 2 & 3: Boston and New Jersey

Bare with me,  my computer has died on this adventure and I’m attempting to write this from my phone, in the dark by the campfire, while sipping a beer…. Day Two: The next step in our adventure was a trip into Boston to visit the aquarium and possibly a whale watch.  There was no way […]

The Unknown

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When you’re welcomed into the World of Autism, you are more or less being welcomed into the World of the Unknown.

Unknown in what causes it even though there are plenty of theories floating around. Unknown in how to treat it- hundreds of different therapies that all have different results with each different child with autism. Doctors tell you there is no way to know what your child’s functioning level will be as an adult. Every day is an unknown, as the thing that didn’t set your child off yesterday just may set them off today.

The Protector

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Apparently Corbin was playing outside with his aunt, brother, and cousins yesterday afternoon when a neighborhood child asked, “What is wrong with him?”.

My sister and my niece quickly answered with the correct answer, “Nothing is wrong with him. He just has something called autism.”

The child replied, “What is that? Some kind of stupid disease?”.

Corbin has definitely had children ask him about his brother on many occasions and he usually does a wonderful job using it as a teaching experience. But we all have those days where our limits are already maxed.

Ten Birthday Wishes

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Yesterday was my birthday. It was a wonderful day being thoroughly surprised by my husband, cupcakes at work, and lots of hugs from my amazing boys. There are a few more birthday wishes I wouldn’t  have minded receiving for my birthday though: How about some sleep?  The night before my birthday was another long one with Mr. […]

Not Just a Dream

I wanted to melt on the floor and cry. There were people I needed to talk to. There were classes I needed to attend. I needed more answers and I needed someone to tell me what the next step was and what I have missed on this journey. There was a sense of urgency and a creeping feeling of overwhelming anxiety that if I didn’t get into one of these doors, the world was going to come crashing down around us.