The Steps to Empowerment
    April 6, 2012
    The Steps to Empowerment

    Accept and Embrace The Challenge. By acceptance, I do NOT mean loving it. I hate autism for stealing my son’s childhood. But I am not in denial, because denial kept me from walking a path I ultimate…

    Prayers Are Answered
    April 5, 2012
    Prayers Are Answered

    Our home life is in shatters. My husband and I desperately search for answers to help our 3-year-old autistic son. One day I open the newspaper and see a conference advertised in the area called DAN &…

    Blood, Water and Tears
    April 4, 2012
    Blood, Water and Tears

    Wyatt’s pre-school suggests private speech lessons, which he begins 2 times a week, and I am grateful they don’t mention autism. When my next-door neighbor tells me she sees signs of autism in him…

    Denial is a Powerful Thing
    April 3, 2012
    Denial is a Powerful Thing

    But denial does not ultimately serve us well. It may keep the pain of truth away for a period of time, but it only serves to make the truth harder to bear once we face it. The most dangerous aspect of…

    April 2, 2012
    Autism is My World

    Autism is my world. I am the mother of a 10-year-old son with autism, and the Executive Director of a national non-profit, ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!).  Autism probably affects your…