It is time for an introduction.
Thank you so much for following our story. I started blogging years ago but only started my Facebook page three years ago.
I am a single mom to two little boys. I was just your average woman living life to the fullest until my life changed dramatically one day. I gave birth to my oldest son, Trenton. By the age of 15-18 months there was no doubt he had autism. He received the official diagnosis two weeks before his second birthday. He vocal stims a lot. He is a severe, classic autism case. He is non-verbal and unable to communicate. Therefore, he has many meltdowns and trantrums. He will never be independent. He rarely makes eye contact and he lives in his own world. Trenton attends school a few hours each day and then he goes to Harsha Autism Center the rest of his day.
His life is hard. Our life is hard. If you really want to know more about our life, follow our story! I share it all!!!
My other son, Andrew, is 6 1/2. He was diagnosed with high functioning autism at the age of 2 1/2. He attends Kindergarten. He has an amazing memory. He has issues with anxiety and always has to be told what to do. He rarely can figure things out without being explained what to do.
I was forced to go back to work a few months ago. I am a teacher and have my bachelors in special education. For five years I was highly involved in Trenton's therapy. However, after my ex husband left a few years ago, being able to stay home and being actively involved in helping Trenton soon became impossible. I had to go back to work. Needless to say, I am BUSY! I have two little boys to support....therapy appointments to make....needs of a severely disabled child to make.....needs of my youngest son to make....needs of a homeowner....dr appointments...caseworker appointments.....need I say more?!!? I AM BUSY!!!
On most days I pass myself coming and going and barely have time to catch my own breath. However, I have two little boys who depend on me and need me daily.
I am also a freelance writer and published author. My book can be found here
I write on life with severe autism. I write on ABA therapy, toilet training, and anything else that happens in our crazy autism world. I write on all the emotions that we as parents face on this journey. I write on just about everything and I hold NOTHING back. This life isn't easy and I am here to let others know they aren't alone. We all know as fellow autism parents that this journey is a lonely one. I know I can't get through this life without you all!
Trenton just got a service dog a few weeks ago. Gracie is her name and we are slowly adjusting to life with her!
Thanks again for following our story! I am honored to have 5800 likes. I don't promote my page. I don't do anything to try to get likes. I just simply share a very small fraction of our life and hope you can either relate or learn something for us.
Thanks for following and thanks for sharing our stories, post, and page.