Monday, 28 May 2012
On the contrary, I just wanted to find answers.
Answers that could help me understand my son more, and help me be a better husband to my wife.
Autism helped define some aspects of my own life. Who you are becomes significant when you know what you want to do with your life.
I've always had a desire to help people, to encourage them, to guide them to something that gives them hope.
In a world with Autism, it's easy as parents to feel isolated and alone. After all, we tend to halt our own world and address anything associated with our child who has these special needs.
This can be a very 'all-consuming' thing, as when we dive into the care of our children - we tend to lose ourselves.
Having a sense of community is something I envision Autisable having. With people sharing their journey, and encouraging one another.
Yes we tackle the puzzle of Autism, but it's much more than that - we help people find hope.
Hope that people know that they are NOT alone.
Hope in knowing that it's going to be OK.
I don't have the answers to everything, neither do any of the editors. But we do HOPE that someone who blogs on the site will provide some new insight that may help you in what your going through at the moment you need it.
This site is only a few years old, but it's growing. Many people are joining now to just make comments (even though you can do that with facebook and twitter). I have hope that they will blog about their journey - providing hope and encouragement to others.
Like I've shared time and again.... The names are significant - but the stories and experiences are even more valuable.
On a personal note - my own extended family understands what we are going through because of YOUR stories. We've tried sharing some challenges we had, but sometimes that can fall on deaf ears. But after reading YOUR stories and experiences, I was encouraged by my own extended family that they now see what we are going through.
And that is hope found.
The Journey Continues....