Beyond Autism – There is a Life
Autism affects every aspect of our life, but there is so much more to our life than autism.
Beyond autism there is a life for caregivers and is imperative that caregivers take care of themselves. They must have confidence and believe that they deserve the break. Taking a break, recharging, and resting make for better caregivers. Unplug – Go Explore!
Beyond autism there is gardening and it is like therapy for me. I watched my father and grandfathers garden, and my mother, aunts and grandmothers nurture and grow flowers and herbs. My great-grandmother was a courageous woman who boarded a bus in a rural town to take her flowers to the city to sell. They are all my inspiration.
Chronicling my journey as a special needs parent was an unexpected catharsis. Suddenly, things were clearer, leading to self-discovery, a boost of self-confidence, and a vision of a path ahead. That is the reason I continue to blog. This is a collection of miscellaneous musings.