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!



    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.
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  2. Happy SITS day to you!
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  3. Congrats on your SITS day!
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  4. 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!
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  5. This is so inspiring. I imagine your chronicle of your experiences is so beneficial to you and your readers! love it!
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  6. Congratulations on your SITS day! Heading over to visit your blog!
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  7. Blessings All. (:
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  8. Thanks for sharing your journey. What a help to other it will be! Best wishes.

  9. 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.
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  10. Happy SITS Day to you! Looking forward to reading your posts! May you continue to go from strength to strength.
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  11. 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.
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  12. Happy SITS Day! I’ll be stopping by your blog today. :)
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  13. On my way!
    Have a pretty day!

  14. Time to go back and check up on this week’s featured bloggers!
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  15. 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.
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    • 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.
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  16. Oh yay! I’m so glad I stopped by today. I love finding autism mama blogs to stalk. Glad to “meet” ya!
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  17. Hello there! Perfect timing to announce your blog here, as April is Autism Awareness Month. Looking forward to reading…
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  18. Happy SITS day! Heading over…
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  19. Happy Belated SITS day!
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  20. Congrats on your SITs day!
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  21. Off to check out Teresa’s blog.
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  22. 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.

  23. 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!
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  24. Happy Friday!
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  25. Looking forward to checking this blog out!
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  26. Happy SITS Day! What a great outlook.
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  27. congratulations on your SITS day.
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  28. I am eager to read more! Congrats on your day!
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  29. I loved checking out your blog. I worked for some years with people with developmental disabilities, and I appreciated your perspective. Very honest.
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  30. Love this — it’s so inspiring. Congrats on the feature!

  31. 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 :)
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  32. Hey Congrats on your SITS day.
    Your blog sounds lovely heading over :)
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  33. 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.
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  34. Have a great weekend everyone! Peace. ;)
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