A new year is about to begin, but yet another person has been diagnosed with Autism, and we have yet to find a cure. The only thing a person can do is be positive about Autism, advocate, and get involved with the community. As we know Christmas is not an easy time for some autistic children, but christmas also is not an easy time for those who have lost a loved one.
In September we got some childcare for both our children and let me say this, there is nothing like having the help of someone else especially when you have an autistic child. My son can now count on his fingers, count blocks and use the Ipad to count the amount in order to speak to us, he is a very smart boy and has some new sounds, but still has yet to speak.
Since transitioning into a new school, getting the help needed at home, and my son turning five. He has calmed down, can now watch tv without running around, and has excelled in school. While getting the needs of my son met, I have been able to focus on myself and have decided to start working out for the new year.
As weight has always been an issue in my family growing up, and what you watch others eat while growing up, you tend to learn. starting a whole new year with diet changes must be a priority. Doctors have explained eat less and work out, but gave me no other solution.
So as I move forward with weight loss, and spend the holidays with my family. I wanted to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!