It’s early 2019…Happy New Year! Brian (diagnosed with Asperger’s) is 22, and Evan (diagnosed with autism) is almost 20. I’m Cindy, and how old I am isn’t important, although I can recall several times when, in his younger years, Evan would loudly and proudly announce my age to restaurant servers or strangers in the grocery store checkout. They would look startled, but I’d just laugh. There was never a dull moment!
I am an Autism parent, an Aspie, and married to an Aspie, Ed, my husband of 24 years. I’m writing to share our story, which is the real-life drama of raising two boys on the autism spectrum. Our story contains tragedy, comedy, lots of action, conflict and adventure. But it’s also the story of the evolution of an autism parent. For as much progress as my sons have made, I may have made more. I’ve become who I am today through their struggles and triumphs. People have told me over the years that I am a hero and role model. I don’t feel that way. My superheroes are Brian and Evan, and maybe my superpower has been in raising them. They are true trailblazers, pathfinders, and the wind beneath my wings.
Welcome to the Snow Chronicles!