In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, not only do I want to shed light on autism and how it affects children and families, but I want to acknowledge the many beautiful life lessons I’ve learned as a parent of children with autism.
My wife and I have identical twin boys whom just celebrated their 10th birthday. They began their autism journey born eight weeks premature with a week in the neonatal intensive care unit. In addition to the diagnosis of autism, our kids have a medical history of asthma, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, and pica. This is our experience; however, not all families of autism have the same narrative.
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