Last night my friend contacted me to share that her niece’s daughter was just diagnosed with Autism.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2012, a beautiful little girl, who turned two in May, was included in our fold and her mother, who is due to deliver a second daughter in December, is scared and confused.
And this is my request…
Let’s rally around this mom.
Let’s let her know she is not alone.
Let’s let her know she is now part of a diverse, and positive community brought together by autism and who, despite our many challenges, energetically work together to support and comfort our members.
Although it has been almost 17 years since I was where this mom is, I remember almost every detail, every emotion, I felt the day my son was diagnosed with Aspergers. You remember the day too and so will she. So let’s make part of her memory include an overwhelming flow of support from those who know and understand totally and completely that place she is now in.
Could you please, through comments to this post, share your thoughts to this mom?
Could you please include links to your blog and the websites you go to for information and support?
My thought was to send her this link so she can hear our voices. So she can feel our arms wrap around her. So she can know, she can actually SEE, the support that is available to her. So she will know optimism and love at this difficult time.
If you have any other thoughts about how we can support her, please share those too.
Our community has a new family. Let’s be there to receive them with outstretched, welcoming arms!