Expectation

Expectations truly are a thief of joy. When we received my daughter’s diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder at age two, my heart broke into a million pieces. Everything that I had expected that my daughter would have, do, love, be, was altered in that very instant. I had done all the research, I had pushed for the assessment, as I …

The openness of children

For those of you that haven’t read my blog posts before, my daughter, Erin has autism.  She is happy, whimsical, magical and a big bright light that shines in every room. But she doesn’t talk, she doesn’t interact or play with the other children, in fact you will normally find her alone in the corner doing her own thing. As …

The A Word

I’ll never forget the day that someone used the phrase “The A Word” when discussing my daughter. “The A Word” as in Autism. I still wonder what it was that made them feel unable to speak the word Autism out loud … Is it taboo? Something to be hide? Or did they just feel awkward? I didn’t know what to …