I’m a single mom of 9 year old boy/girl twins and stepmom to a 20 year old young lady. My son has Autism. My daughter has Anxiety Disorder. My stepdaughter has Asperger’s and Mysophonia. BUT all my kids are so much more than their respective diagnoses.
Working outside the home worked for a while but my son’s Autism diagnosis and the breakdown of my marriage changed that. Between school drop off and pick ups, trying to work with the school system for my son’s needs, IBI therapy, and never getting enough sleep, I’m honestly just trying to get through the day. The 2014-15 school year is the first year my son will be in fulltime school, after being in part time kindergarten and then 2.5 years of 24 hours per week of therapies.
I’m addicted to chai, and try to get to a yoga when my schedule allows. The kids and I moved from Big City, Ontario to the family hobby farm in Small Town Ontario, Canada in 2011, and moved back to Big City, Ontario in Fall 2012.
I write for various websites, and am available within Southern Ontario for presentations about special needs, balancing life as a single parent with twins, and Autism-specific topics. Please email me for advertising and/or product review rates and policies.
If you are a parent/caregiver of a child with Autism, contact me about my services to help guide you along this complicated path.
If you would like to share your family’s journey with special needs, please contact me about taping an interview with the Many Faces of Autism.