Autism

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Why Autism Makes Me a Better Mom

My life leading up to Owen’s diagnosis was a series of events.  Life seemed to just happen to me; most of the time it felt as though I was just along for the ride.  I didn’t put much thought into the why’s or how’s of life.  I took for granted that the next step would be mapped out for me.  

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Before Autism

When my husband handed me my son for the first time, I felt his warmth and weight then peeled back his blanket, counted ten fingers and ten toes and breathed a sigh of relief.  

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Life After Autism

I had no idea that January 22, 2013, was the day that our life's course would be forever changed.  That our outlook and perspectives on life would shift and who we were as people, parents and a family would never be the same.  All of…