If you have been following this blog, you know that living authentically and realistically is my goal. As I ponder on that today, I am reminded of the awesome responsibility I have as a mother to create an atmosphere in my home that reflects my beliefs. In my home resides an environment that focuses on the social and academic strengthening of a very special person, my son.
As I strive to renew and recreate who I am as an individual, I also understand the importance of providing a solid foundation for my son to realize his strengths, gifts and talents. At the same time, I must stay informed and research the world my son lives in. My son has Autism Spectrum Disorder. On the spectrum he has Asperger’s syndrome which is most prevalent in boys. If you are not familiar with this disease, the following article http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/tc/aspergers-syndrome-topic-overview, is very informative.
My son is in the fourth grade which means I am as well. In order to provide a home that supports him, I must also advocate for an educational environment that supports him as well. As parents we must be active and present at the table of academia especially when our children have special needs. I admit it can be overwhelming at times, however, when I consider my son’s future and my desire for him to live independently and confident in whom he is I regain my focus and strength.
Chat with you soon,