Stories From the Heart: My Son Joshua

My son Joshua was welcomed into this world in November, 2000.  It had been a difficult pregnancy with premature labor at 7 months, followed by 2 months of bed rest.  He was born healthy and his dad, sister, and I were grateful. The first year was challenging.  Josh had trouble ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Just be Mommy

It’s so amazing to me how much you can love your children. It is even more amazing to me how much children learn from their parents, and how much we, as their parents, learn from them. Having a child on the Autism-Spectrum Disorder is challenging, but also provides meaningful opportunities. ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: He’ll Get the Message

Like many kids with Autism, Byron has a hard time believing things that are seemingly illogical or abstract.  Religion in general is a difficult concept for him to understand and study because it asks him to have faith in things he can’t use his senses to confirm. “Mom”, he whispered ..Continue Reading

Stories From the Heart: Cheerleader

In the fall 0f 1999 I took my daughter Micaela to the Tri-State fair parade. She was 3 years old and had just been diagnosed with Autism. Although I had known she had a speech delay and Autistic tendencies officially getting the diagnosis was devastating. I asked the doctors, “Will ..Continue Reading