Author Archive for suburbamom

The Start


I’ve lived a sheltered, “typical” life.  I didn’t know or interact with anyone with disabilities or any special needs, nor was I raised with exceptionally positive attitudes toward those who had them.  When I found out my almost-two-year-old had Autism, I was devastated.  Though I knew my son was still the same person he was…



I’m a Type A, over-achieving first-born who has always found life to be more fulfilling when I push myself to my limits, and make the impossible happen.  I was a shy nerd in high school, who tried out for student government and found myself in front of the entire school, dancing and lip-synching to a…