We were asked a few weeks ago by our twins’ school if we’d be willing to talk with Fox News Utah about the possible ‘diagnosis changes’ for autism and how it could affect our family. The interview was done in two segments and the link below should take you to the main page. Scroll down the page to see the second segment.
I was at the State Capital for most of the day yesterday with a number of parents talking with our House Representatives on the Carson Smith Scholarship in UT and asking for their continued support and further push for more funds. My twins aren’t receiving the scholarship since they are still in preschool and the scholarship is for school aged kids. However, I am glad we were able to go and show our support for a great organization and group supporting Autism. I am EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for the dedicated parents I met today who do so much – you gave me a renewed effort to do all I can for my kiddos.
While I tend to be more of a ‘pessimistic realist’ with things, I am an eternal optimist that there is Someone who watches out for me and more importantly and comforting, my kiddos and family. In our journey in autism, I am thankful for the awesome parents and role models I meet, and thankful for those who dedicate their work and lives to helping my kids. YOU ROCK!
I also am EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for my family ~ these two boys are absolutely fantastic. One of them was talking in class about his family and told his teachers that he has “a cool mom and dad.” I was floored – I love my boys.