To me, Lost and Tired says everything. Those three words so accurately describe how I feel, on many occasions.
The purpose of my blog is to raise #Autism awareness by opening up our lives in a way that few others do. I feel that the only way people are going to understand is if they are allowed to step into my shoes for a short period of time.
As an example, most people unfamiliar with #Autism could not begin to imagine what a meltdown is like. How could they? If I didn’t have first hand knowledge, from years of experience, I would never believe just how bad a meltdown can be. This is why I will occasionally post videos of meltdowns we experience on an almost daily basis. The goal here is to help people see what families in my situation may be dealing with.
My wish is that people become more understanding because they gain a new perspective after seeing what my family struggles with. Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend something until you have seen it with your own eyes.
One of the other goals I have is to help bridge the gap across the rift that has formed within the #Autism community.
We shouldn’t be divided by our petty differences. We are all going through something very profound. Some have it easier than others but we all go through periods of time where we find ourselves Lost and Tired. Instead of being divided by our differences, we should be reaching out to each other and offering support, compassion and understanding.
What does it matter if someone believes vaccines cause #Autism? Like wise, what does it matter if they don’t?
The truth is that all of our lives have changed course as a result of our lives somehow being touched by #Autism. We have all experienced the heartache of learning our child has #Autism for the first. We have experienced the joys of progress, no matter how big or small.
To me, we have more in common than we have in differences. Why we choose to focus on the differences is a mystery.
As a father to 3 boys in profoundly different places on the #Autism spectrum, I have a good understanding of how every child and experience is different. I have one child that has handled his vaccines just fine and I have one that has had serious reactions to being vaccinated.
My goal is to be a voice of reason. I want people to know that despite how they feel, they are not alone.
Lost and Tired is a place that people can let their voice be heard, regardless of what their personal experience is. It’s also a place to seek advice from other people, both parents of children with #Autism and adults with #Autism as well.
I see us all as a huge family and family looks after each other, no matter what.
I have made myself available to anyone that wants to talk or ask questions. I think that creating a dialog is a pretty huge first step to a more unified #Autism community. I’m honored to be a part of it and I’m honored to know each and every one of you, even if we share different points of view.
I invite you all to join me and focus on the bigger picture, the future of our children #Autism as well as the future of the children with #Autism that have already entered adulthood.
If I can ever be of any help to anyone, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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Posted from WordPress for Android so please forgive any typos as auto-correct and I don’t see eye to eye. 🙂