xoxoxox ~ Julie
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“Autism is full of ups and downs and because of it I have more patience than I used to and can appreciate the "little" things in life.”
Julie Brusio lives with her husband Vince and their two kids, Joey and Debbie, in Sykesville, MD. Debbie was diagnosed with Autism at the age of five. Julie has been advocating for Autism Awareness and Acceptance ever since.
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6/16/2015 1:55 PM
Thanks for articulating what so many of us feel. It is so hard sometimes to see the "NT" kids magically launch themselves into life as we painstakingly try to remain positive and coach, coach, coach. Yes our kids will get there, but sometimes I think the zig zag it takes to do it is there to remind us that it is not about us!
6/16/2015 3:04 PM
So true, Martha! :)
6/16/2015 3:42 PM
I just went through the same thing with my son, Shawn, and his graduation from high school. While I would have been thrilled to watch him cross the stage in his cap and gown to accept his diploma for which he (and we) worked so hard, it was not meant to be. He would have done it for me, but that would have been too much to ask of him. At the end of the day, he got his diploma and he got it the way he wanted...through the mail!
6/16/2015 4:14 PM
I'm so glad it worked out for both of you. Congratulations as well!
6/17/2015 11:25 AM
I needed to read this today! Our son, too, did not want to attend his high school graduation ceremony. I am hoping today that I can convince him to put on the cap and gown I ordered for him so that we can take a photo, alone at home, to commemorate the occasion for my sake. The struggle of emotion vs logic is always present, and it helps me to continue on with the coaching and optimism, knowing I share this struggle with other moms.
6/18/2015 11:59 AM
I'm curious, Beth. Did your son put on the cap and gown so you could celebrate him? Congratulations on him graduating. That is such a big step!
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