You can tonight, April 12th, as #hchlitss returns with our guest, Katrina Moody. Her blog, Kat's Cafe, provides guidance to other parents of children with autism. Advocating has been her life (and that of her husband, Jim) since the birth of their first child, Bobby and has continued through the autism diagnoses of Andy, Logan and Jim. As she states
Three times over, we have gone through the diagnosis roller coaster with our children. In between Andy and Logan’s diagnoses, my husband was also diagnosed on the spectrum after a lifetime of never feeling like he fit in.She describes tonight's chat as the beginning of a larger discussion that she hopes will take place among parents of all children.
One of the problems with advocating, as parents, is that it is easy to feel like you can never do enough, but taking the first step is usually the hardest.We hope, in this chat, to shed light on the lives of families...
The other thing is that, because so much depends on our involvement in our kids’ lives, we have what amounts to a full-time job (or two!) in being the best parents (and nurses, advocates, chief diaper changer …) and dealing with that stress within a world that discounts what you do is hard if not impossible sometimes.Join #hchlitss at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT/ 5pm PT April 12.
Read more: 30 Days of Autism Challenge Starts Autism Awareness Month at the Cafe http://katscafe.org/2012/04/01/autism-challenge-autism-awareness-month/#ixzz1rpn4Gl6F