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The Day That Changed Our Family
April 2, 2014

So it was a routine 2yr check up. The doctor had me fill out a questionnaire. I didn’t pay much attention to it. Looking back I never had the “I knew something was wrong” feeling so many other mothers reported. I expected his speech would be delayed by a previous..

Holding Autism By The Hand And Learning To Let Go
July 22, 2013

Submitted by Ellie DeLano When my son David and I first started coming to the playground, he wouldn’t play on the equipment. He only wanted to climb up on the bench, walk its length, and then jump back down. He couldn’t step up by himself, so I had to be..

Our Ray of Sunshine
July 15, 2013

Submitted by Lisa When my husband and I had our firstborn child, autism or Aspergers was never anything that ever crossed our minds. He seemed every bit as normal to us. My nephew who is a month older than our nicholas seemed to be progressing a lot faster than Nick…

What I Have Learned
July 14, 2013

Submitted by Paige Aidyn has taught me many things throughout his short 4 years of life. He was diagnosed with Autism when he was almost 2; and although we were fairly sure that’s what we were dealing with, it was still life-changing. It’s as if all of your hopes and..

You Can’t Argue with Crazy
June 19, 2013

Submitted by Julya Billhymer I have a sister who is crazy. I will just put that right out here in the beginning of this story and get it out-of-the-way. Mental illness is a part of my family that gives us character, we own it… she is not alone. She has..

A Whole New World

Submitted by Heather Wilbanks My son Koda is 14yrs. When he was 16 months old we found out he had autism. My life opened up to a whole world I had never known. Throughout the years, the things I thought my son could never do, he has done and surpassed…

Our Autism
June 6, 2013

Submitted by Julie At 13 months old when our happy, cheerful son stopped using simple words we knew something was wrong. I had heard of Autism before and I knew what signs to look for, and he was finally diagnosed at 2 years old. We started working to heal him..