We’ve been back in school for one week and I’m already dreading the morning crunch. My daughter has no problem waking up at 6am on weekends, but Monday morning rolls around and I am shaking her awake at 7:30. Things go downhill from there; she drags her feet with every morning activity, creating a ton of stress for everyone involved.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), has announced it will host the CARD New York Autism Summer Conference on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Radisson Hotel, located at 1 Radisson Plaza in New Rochelle, New York. The conference is free for all attendees, including parents, educators, medical and behavioral practitioners, researchers, and students.
The image of me at 25 weeks pregnant –so happily showing off my swollen belly leaves me asking if Jack riley was already affected then. I wonder, while looking at a picture of him just days home from the hospital if he was already on this path or if we’ve done something to him or not protected him in some way from the monster that would ultimately take over.
In response, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders has decided to film the daily life of first-time parents whose son was diagnosed with autism. Each week we will share their experiences as they deal with insurance companies, treatment, family, expenses, and work while raising a son with autism. We hope to shed light on the world of autism for others to see, providing a resource of information for families across the globe to relate to and use.