xoxoxo ~ 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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8/18/2015 11:28 PM
Very encouraging write up for parents of children living with autism & other developmental disabilities .There is strength in these children if we persevere in supporting them .
8/19/2015 9:29 AM
Several years after my son was diagnosed, I was wallering in guilt and having a general bad mom day at my office, with my door closed. My boss knocked and came in. She was a more mature lady that had older children that had given her her own share of mom guilt issues. She was also a RN. As I sat there drowning in my tears, she threw me a life line in the form of this nugget "it is ok to grieve for this child. he is not the child you had thought you would have, nor will your life be the life you had intended". it seemed so harsh to me at the time, but I think of that often. No parent every expects to get the news that something isn't right with their perfect baby. Autism is a life altering diagnosis for the family too. I have come to realize it doesn't have to be taken in a negative connotation though. The moment I was real with myself and grieved for the child I had thought I would have was the moment I realized that we all have off days and a life that doesn't copy from the pages of a highly photoshopped magazine. Autism hurts. It can be hard to watch and hard to live. But there are days when I see this special boy smile or fall to the floor in a giggling fit that I know that autism also heals. He is my hero!
8/19/2015 12:15 PM
I love this Mama Chewi! A big virtual hug to you and yours!
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