My child is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me; the greatest gift and blessing of my life. That being said, the postpartum period I experienced was easily the greatest challenge I have ever faced.
Autism Society of America has been working with all of its local affiliates, including Autism Society - The Heartland, and other national organizations connected to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to federally change "Awareness" to "Acceptance."
When my son was 8 years old, he started falling asleep during the day for no apparent reason. As far as we knew, he was getting plenty of rest at night, so it did not make sense that he was falling asleep during classes he loved, like art.
I never thought of myself as a creative person. I can’t draw, paint, or sew. I don’t enjoy coloring or doing things that most designate as “crafty.” But when it comes to creatively solving problems, I have found there is no better place than in a support group!