Saturday, January 7, 2012
My Next Project
A co-worker once asked me why we had more children, when we knew we had one with autism. I think most people who have multiple children with special needs have heard some variation of this incredibly insensitive question at some point.
I started my blog after Eli was diagnosed, so most of my readers don't know how we did end up with four kids--three with autism, and the scope of our journey isn't easy to sum up in a few words. Also, the further we get down the road, I find looking back rather comforting. I like to remind myself of how far we've come. Especially when one of the little ones is going through a difficult time. It helps me to remember how Eli used to be, and to remind myself that progress is possible.
Therefore, I am going to share our autism journey in its entirety. I'm developing a page for each of our kids, so that readers can learn about some of the early signs I missed, and hopefully, our experience can give parents of newly diagnosed kids some hope. Progress does happen. It does get better.
I have started Eli's page, and I'll be updating it regularly. I'll let you know when I make updates, because it's going to take me more than a day to do this. I hope our story will help someone.