All About Autism Superheroes

Our Mission

Work together to understand autism, listen, learn, then change what we do.


I created this BLOG to help parents or ANYONE understand AUTISM.

  

Meet Mikey

Mikey is my 9-year-old son.  He has an educational diagnosis of autism and has a central auditory processing disorder.

It began when Mikey was two-years-old.  I started to see signs of autism. Due to fear, I believed he would “catch up.”  I didn’t want to admit something might be “different” with my child.

Fast forward to today.  After years of therapy sessions, teacher/staff meetings, sorting through online resources and reading books, I no longer look at autism as different. Autism makes my son “unique”.  Everyday we are learning new ways to recognize and understand his struggles. We help him cope with social struggles and help him with his academic challenges.  Mikey is a tremendous artist. He LOVES dinosaurs, trucks, NASCAR, trains and Legos.  He is so happy and has the most contagious laugh.  Mikey is the families’ entertainment! Mikey is also very affectionate and has a love for animals, especially dogs and tigers!

That’s when the light bulb went off! I wanted to create a blog that would help parents and their child on the spectrum.

This blog will continue to grow!  I hope you will help with the growth.

What makes a child with autism a superhero?

  1. EXTRAORDINARY ABILITIES – just like a superhero who may have martial art skills, an autistic child, specifically Asperger Syndrome, may have extraordinary vocabulary in a highly specialized field of interest.
  2. COURAGE: willingness to face their fears – It takes courage to look someone in the eye or say hello to a total stranger.
  3. MOTIVATION – just like superheroes, our children want to overcome their obstacles and will continue to “fight” the fight.
  4. A FIGHTING SPIRIT – being a superhero does not mean that you will never fail.  It just means that you get up every time you do.
  5. INTELLIGENCE – just like superheroes, children on the spectrum must use strategies to overcome seemingly impossible situations.

START HERE!

1 Comment

  • Denise Mulligan February 7, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Babba needs to know.

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