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I sent an email to my second-graderโ€™s teacher this morning. After writing it, I realized it might be beneficial for others to read it and understand this as wellโ€”not just teachers, but parents, siblings, and friends of those with all special needs, not just autism.

๐†๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ , 

๐ˆ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐‰๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ฒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ. ๐’๐จ ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ, ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž, ๐‰๐š๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ. ๐ˆ๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง๐ง๐ฒ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ก๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ. 

๐€๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ-๐ ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐, ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ญ . . . 

๐–๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ’. ๐ˆ ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐š๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐›๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ ๐ž, ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Œ๐€๐๐˜ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ. 

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๐ˆ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ. 

๐ˆ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ; ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฑ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž, ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐›๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐š ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ฎ๐› ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฅ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ. ๐–๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ฉ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐. ๐–๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐›๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ก๐š๐›๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐๐ง’๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐๐ง’๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž. ๐–๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉโ€”๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ, ๐œ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌโ€”๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ. 

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ˆ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ˆ ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐š๐ข๐, “๐’๐จ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ?”  

๐€๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž, ๐š๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐š๐ข๐ “๐ˆ๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐จ๐ฅ! ๐’๐จ ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ?”

โ€œ๐–๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ, ๐ง๐จ, ๐˜๐Ž๐” ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐‰๐š๐œ๐ค, ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐จ๐ฒ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฆ,โ€ ๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐š๐ข๐ 

๐€๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐š ๐›๐ข๐  ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ฎ๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ.  

๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐š ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ๐›๐ž ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ˆ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐š๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ, ๐ˆ ๐๐จ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ฌ๐จ. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ˆ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ๐›๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐š๐๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ž๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ.

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In sharing this with all of YOU, as well as Jackโ€™s teacher, my hope is that more conversations might be had regarding all kinds of special needs. 

As I shared with Jack, we are all so very different in many ways. These differences make us uniquely wonderful, and they deserve to be celebrated, talked about, understood, and accepted more. 

Not just in the classroom, but out there in the whole world.

Originally published on the author’s Facebook page

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Vanessa France

Vanessa France is a mom of 4 children - ages 13, 12, 10, and 7. After struggling with her mental health and losing herself in alcohol addiction - she is now 2 years+ sober, and recovers out loud in hopes to help others that may find themselves in the grips of the lonely world of addiction in motherhood. She is co-owner of Zen Yoga & Wellness, a yoga and wellness center that focuses on total wellness in mind, body and soul; where she loves to share the life-changing practice of yoga that is paramount in her healing and recovery. She is an autism advocate, helping to raise awareness and acceptance of neurodiversity in any way she can. She is fueled by her faith, family and fitness; all which help carry her through her sobriety. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/VanessaFrance Instagram: www.instagram.com/_vanessafrance_

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