It’s been ten years since our son Aidan was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Since then, no single thing has impacted our family more. We are defined by our experience as a special needs family. There’s no way around it. There’s been no miraculous story of our child’s recovery. There’s been no “cure.” Just ten … More 11 Truths of Special Needs Parenting
Spielberg couldn’t show the shark. He didn’t have digital special effects or a blockbuster budget; just an underwater camera and a mechanical rubber shark that kept sinking in the bay. So he had to find another way.
A woman once asked my wife, if we knew then what we know now about our severely autistic son Aidan, would we still have gone through with it. It of course being him. The answer to that question for most emotionally healthy people, is of course, yes. The woman didn’t really know any better, I … More Gracist
Fast forward to today, our journey continues. … More Our Story: Part 5, The end..and the beginning.
Post diagnosis, a return home from war and the long journey begins. … More Our Story: Part 4
The minutes hours and days after a diagnosis at home and from halfway around the world. … More Our Story: Part 3
The life we so feared was here. We realize the darkness of the diagnosis. … More Our Story: Part 2