Special Needs Secrets.

Autism Secrets

 

I have been very lucky to experience what it is to be a mother to both children with and without Special Needs. I am thankful to have a child without a special needs condition or health concerns. To be able to experience what it is to have a happy healthy child that can speak, has friends, can go to parties, sleep overs, go out into the world without a care, who can fend for themselves and live a life away from home when she is ready.

On the other side I have also been blessed to live the life of a Special Needs Mother and I feel equally thankful as that has truly opened my eyes and heart to a world I had not really realised existed until I was pushed through its door many years ago. I am equally proud of my son’s progress no matter how big or small, and hope for the day when he too will be as independent & free as his big sister.

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The Day of Diagnosis.

Day of Diagnosis

On the day you learn that your child has special needs it won’t matter to you just then how long you have suspected, how long there had been a question mark or even how you are actually told. Once those words are revealed to you, your world will change forever. It can feel like the world is continuing on around you, but you are standing still watching everything. You wait for the words to evaporate so you can focus on the reality, but they won’t and you can’t.

A million different thoughts whirl around your mind, your heart quickens, your mouth dries. [Read more…]