My name is Heather and I am the mother to 5 year old twin boys, Wyatt and Tucker. Wyatt was diagnosed with autism at 16 months and started our family on a journey which has had many highs and many lows. The amount of research and training I put myself thru was my way of dealing with my sons diagnosis. I read every book, every article, attended ABA training and advanced ABA training, meet with doctors, therapists, and pediatric neurologists. I did whatever I could to try and help my son.
Along the way, I learned a ton of information that has been beneficial to me as a parent. For the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month, I started a daily post about Wyatt’s story and his autism. How autism has effected our family, relationships, and our overall daily life. Most importantly, I wanted to focus on all of the positives and accomplishments that Wyatt has achieved thru hard work and many hours of therapy. I wanted to educate my family and friends about autism and what behaviors are associated with it. Some family and friends suggested I start a blog as they felt my information was useful. I am not a good writer, however I believe I have useful information.
I found along the way that there are so many families who are effected by Autism and don’t know what to do or how to start helping their child, grandchild, niece or nephew. I am not a doctor, therapist, or ABA expert but I am a mother who would do anything for her child. I don’t believe in their only being one way to treat a child with Autism, I believe that whatever works for your child, is how you should treat them. There is no medicine that will cure autism, there is no one therapy that will cure autism so you as a parent need to find your own way thru the tangled web of information on autism.
Hopefully this blog will be one source of useful information for you to retain on your journey. My blog will not be autism specific, it will center around parenting in general. Please join me on this journey as we have so much to learn from one another. If you know anyone who might be interested in my posts, I would appreciate it if you would share my blog with them.