Why did I create this site?
Have you ever wondered how to live with an autistic child? Hi, my name is Adel. I am happily married and a Registered Nurse by profession. I am blessed with two beautiful children. My youngest is a girl and my eldest is a boy who was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) at the age of 5.
I created this site to help parents find ways to cope with all the stresses and strains of raising an autistic child. I speak as a parent. I know how it feels having to raise a child who can hardly communicate or doesn’t have the capacity to speak at all.
My son, John did not speak until the age of 3. If he wanted something he would take my hand and point to the item he wanted. I tried to encourage him to express his wishes by telling me what he wanted, but he simply could not. He could not even look me in the eye when I talked to him. As his mother, it is indescribably painful to see him unable to utter any word except ‘Mama’ and ‘Dada’. All behavior that is normal for children his age is simply not within of his constitution.
After a while, his unusual behavior led us to seek medical help. A Paediatrician, a Speech and Language Therapist, a Play Therapist, and an Occupational Therapist saw him. They assessed him and diagnosed Autism. As can be imagined, my heart broke for John when I was informed, and our world turned upside down. All dreams of his growing up independently and securing a good job vanished in an instant. This was just the beginning of our heartbreaking journey.
On my site, you will read about my experiences and:
- How I found ways to help my son develop his communication and social skills.
- How he was able to develop his coordination and improve his fine motor skills.
- How he was able to discover that he is different from other children his age.
- What makes him special and
- The ways I was able to turn his innate abilities into a talent that will enable him to partake in this world.
Approximately 1% of the world population has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (CDC,2014) Not a worldwide concern but it is getting a lot of public attention nowadays.
There is no cure for Autism. The best one can do is to inform the public of ways to help autistic children. These avenues are early communication, social interaction, occupational therapy, behavioral and nutritional management.
Furthermore, the inborn abilities that they do have, need to be encouraged and developed and focused upon. Such abilities are a definite means of their possible contribution to society and the creation of a happy and independent life.
My mission is to help others by sharing my journey on how to cope with the demands of raising an autistic child.
My mission is to use my experience to assist others.
My mission is to provide you with resources and information on products that might prove beneficial to you and your child.
“So, let us help each other in spreading public awareness that, Autism is not a disease nor a disability. It is a special gift that your child has been given and it is up to us, as parents to turn this gift into a special talent that could change this world for the better!”
Join me in my journey and witness how I was able to help my son to be the person that he is now. The journey starts here!
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org