When I learned of my son's diagnosis, I was mixed with emotions and felt powerless and confused. I can't say alone, because I had my husband, but we didn't personally know of anyone else diagnosed with Autism. As we pushed forward we met others who experienced the same heartache, struggles and overwhelming love for our children.
This hasn't been an easy journey, as a lot of you know. But it is a very rewarding one. I have to say that the rewards outweigh the meltdowns and red tape I get tangled up in at times. All their milestones and accomplishments are that much more greater, because we know how much they had to overcome to make it happen!
Last season, when baseball started, I had no idea what to expect, but I went into with the intention of creating an environment where everyone involved was going to get something out of it! It was and still is important that parents and family trust me and understand that I had only good intentions. My goal was to make them feel at home! And to allow them to be comfortable with letting their most precious possession be themselves. I wanted them to have the same service that I would want for myself and my children. It's why I take the time to know each child and get to know the family!
I love talking to parents who are unsure about signing their children up. They're always sound so tense, but once I start to explain, I hear that sigh of relief. That exhale. I look forward to our second season!!!!