I work to create support groups and coaching for families who have children on the spectrum. Being an Autism myself, I understand the struggles, and obstacles that sometimes may come with parenting a child on the spectrum. I have also recently written a book, #1 Best Selling AU-MAZING GIFT: A Journey to Autism Acceptance.
This past month, I have had the pleasure of interviewing some Au-mazing moms from all over the world to get an idea of what their experiences have been like. I find that when we can connect through each other’s experience, we can also find ways we can help each other.
This week, I spoke with Au-mazing Parent Jamila Tucker-Mulero. Here is her story: Jamila Tucker-Mulero
What were the first signs/symptoms you child has Autism?
Non-verbal and no eye contact.
What was your first reaction to your child’s “Autism” diagnosis?
I felt like the world just stopped and fell on my shoulder.
If you could give one piece of advice to another parent what would it be?
Do your research and educate yourself. Take a deep breathe and know you can get through it.
What is one of the hardest parts about being a parent of an Autistic child?
Seeing my child wanting to make friends and play, but the other kids do not want to play with him and he doesn’t understand why.
What is one the most rewarding part about being a parent?
Seeing my child/children grow and so improvement in their lives.