SIDE NOTE: Even with years of telling my kids that they are perfect as is and don’t need to conform I still struggled for now over a week to post this message. The desire to belong and conform is strong and I am mostly doing this to lead by example. If I don’t want my kids to be ashamed of THEIR neurodiversity then I MUST ACCEPT my own.   One week ago today I went into an appointment terrified, even with a nice Psychiatrist it felt all to real and scary. I made the appointment to triple check the medications

Hello, I’m looking for parents in Australia to help participate in my research project. This research could help identify possible areas to direct early intervention efforts for families raising Autistic children. As a parent myself I know first hand how stressful and isolating it can be. I also know how rewarding and amazing it is too. At the end of the day, once all the therapists and support workers go home, it’s you, your children, and the relationship you build with your children. I want to find out what attributes parents can draw when it is just them and their