When my grandson was nearly four years old, the diagnosis, high-functioning autism, became official. I was told his symptoms were classic. Of course, each person with autism is unique, and as someone wisely said, “When you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.” Still, someone with autism can display some common characteristics, and my grandson displayed a number of them, including delays in social interaction and communication skills, and difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication.
Caring for my grandson has been and continues to be a learning experience, which I often refer to as My Autism Journey, and I have become a passionate advocate of everything autism in the process. The challenges and needs that meet me along the way constantly motivate me to look for answers and new, innovative ways to help not only my grandson, but also other families and children affected by autism.
I hope that the resources on this website, and the books I wrote for my grandson, can help spread awareness, and be helpful to other parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children with autism, and most of all to the children themselves.
If you have any questions, or simply would like to get in touch, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org