My son, David, was diagnosed with Autism in November of 2006.
I knew I needed education. I turned to the internet and the public library. The information that I received there was fine. It was scientific, it was educational, and it was factual. I needed more. I needed to know what other families were experiencing.
I want to help other parents and caregivers know the human side of Autism. I need your help.
I’m not an intellectual. I am a mother of a child with Autism. I want to hear from other mothers, fathers, grandparents, and siblings. I want to hear from people who live with Autism in their homes everyday. I want to hear about the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Please share your experiences. What do you want the world to know about you and your child ? What do you want the world to know about living with Autism?
You do not have to give your real name. Anonymous responses are fine and welcomed.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check back often. I will post updates of my progress and seek feedback often.
I live in New Jersey with my husband, David Sr., and my son David. I also have an adult daughter and granddaughter.
When my son was diagnosed with Autism, I received words of sympathy and a pamphlet. That's it. Now that the shock has worn off, I want to do something. I decided to write this book because I want to give newly diagnosed families, and I say families because Autism affects everyone, something to read that will let them know what life will be like. I didn't have anything like that and I still don't. I learn something new everyday. I want to educate, assist, and raise awareness for everyone.