Embracing the Spectrum

Today’s feature blogger is Teresa of Embracing the Specturm. I love her humor, wit and positive attitude. She also shares a wealth of information as she documents her family’s journey through autism.

This blog was inspired by my son, who was diagnosed with autism on June 14, 2011. I’m hoping that what I write here will provide support, encouragement, and awareness of autism and those who have individuals in their families diagnosed with autism. It is my intention to talk about the humorous, happy moments as well as the not-so-great moments. To me, the diagnosis of autism should not be something devastating and does not say anything about my son’s potential, and Embracing the Spectrum is about accepting our son as he is. My blog covers our day-to-day achievements and struggles as a family in which one person happens to carry a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, because it ain’t always pretty, but the love is always there.

Three “must-reads”:

The Beginning

Public Meltdowns

Dear Friend

Now, you know the drill.

1. Leave a comment below {Hi! Howdy. Here!} to roll call- we check this before we feature, so be sure to it regularly!

2. Head over to Teresa’s blog, read a post or two and some comments!

5ohWifey
Being Rudri

Comments

  1. says

    HAPPY SITS DAY!

    I think this is an amazing thing to write about. How encouraging this must be to other mothers who get this diagnosis for one of her children – to know that there is support already out there.

  2. says

    I am SO SORRY I am late to the party. She sounds like an awesome blogger and can’t wait to get to know her a bit better. Happy [belated] SITS day!

  3. says

    Although I don’t personally know anyone with autism for some reason I have always had a keen interest in the condition. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences.

  4. says

    Happy sits day. It’s always refreshing to find blogs where moms are open about their experience and use it to encourage other moms as well as those who have no idea what autism is really like. Thank you for educating me.

  5. says

    I will add that the initial grief/reaction to finding out that your child has autism is nothing to be ashamed of (if you have that). It’s a natural feeling when your child(ren) is not exactly what you had pictured while pregnant. But it’s also a good thing when you accept your child.

    Sorry, I just didn’t want someone with a new autism diagnosis to feel like they were a bad person for having natural reactions to such a diagnosis.

    • says

      Of course it’s normal to have a grief reaction to the diagnosis!

      And it’s natural to have days where you question why. I do. It takes a lot of effort to stay positive sometimes, but I do try to see the silver lining.

  6. says

    Hello Teresa,

    Congrats on being a featured blogger, at SITS. I appreciate sites (like yours) since it gives me a chance to read about issues that I’m not as knowledgeable about.

    About six months, ago I joined a Lutheran church. Our pastor’s son is autistic. Listening to him talk about the condition, and doing my own online research (sites like yours) I’ve become more knowledgeable about autisim.

  7. says

    I salute you for becoming a SITS FB. It appears that you certainly have your hands full everyday, so how you find the time to fit everything in, like other mom’s, is nothing short of a miracle to me.
    You made it. You did it. Congratulations!

  8. says

    I loved checking out your blog. I worked for some years with people with developmental disabilities, and I appreciated your perspective. Very honest.

  9. says

    My coworker has an autistic son – I’m off to read your blog to hopefully get a better understanding of what she deals with daily.

    Happy Friday :)

  10. says

    Thanks for sharing your story. I have heard there are recipes to help kids with Autism. If you know any, I would love you to share them on my site.