Hi, new to this board...
My name is Wendy. I am the mother of three... 20, 17 and 3.
I guess I feel the need to be here as my son has autism and is in the hospital now. He will be in a group home/ assisted living when he leaves the hospital.
I miss him everyday. I am having a really hard time with it. It just isn't supposed to be this way.
We are just now trying to make others aware of autism as many people don't understand it. Also, one in 150 children born today are diagnosed with autism, so it is a huge number. Awareness and research is a must.... but support for those that have it is just as important.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone here.
Here is a link that might be useful: Autism awareness and resources, our family blog