A year ago, I went online and searched “teen autism” and found just a few items. I had been reading the blogs The Simple Dollar and Dooce for a bit, and I thought that I could do something like that about having a teenage autistic son. I wanted to create a website that could be a resource for other parents of autistic kids and also connect with those parents, because a year ago I did not know even one other parent of an autistic child. I had reached my isolation limit, and I knew that I needed the advice of others on this path, and a connection with them. I bought WordPress for Dummies and found a super host and thus Teen Autism was born.
Since then, I have been blessed to have crossed virtual paths with many other supportive parents of children with autism. They have offered tremendously helpful advice, thanked me and encouraged me in emails, and even traveled to connect face to face. I have become a Chapter Rep for the Autism Society of Oregon, attended informative seminars, and even had my writing on autism and puberty translated into Turkish by a reader in Istanbul whose friend had no resources there. I feel like I am truly accomplishing what I set out to do a year ago, and will continue to. I want to thank all of my readers out there, whether I know you or not, for sharing in my life with my sons. I appreciate your support so much.
And now, without further adieu, I present the 5 Most-Viewed Posts of this year:
- If I Blogged 10 Years Ago
- Brain Wave Therapy
- 5 Best Comeback Lines for Comments or Stares
- Yearbooks As Art Therapy
- When Autism Does Not Equal Liking Math
Thanks for reading!