Because your story is my story...
Autism is not just a diagnosis, it is our life's journey. Like many of you dear family, we have faced many challenges, and experienced some wonderful accomplishments along the way. Educating others about real life challenges of autism has become our mission. Let us share our lessons learned with you, and hopefully inspire you to teach someone else in our global family through your story!
-Jacqueline Williams-Hines, M Ed., Autism Specialist
OUR STORY BEGINS
WITH MY SON, JOSHUA
Joshua was a typical toddler; happy, loving, and affectionate. Slowly, regression stole him away. Nonverbal & nonsocial, Joshua was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum at about two and a half years old. The journey has been long, but every step of the way was taken together. He is the most amazing human being that I have ever known! His courage in expressing himself through the art of dance, I believe, will inspire. Autism is a diagnosis, not a destination.
Thank you Joshua, for everything! Love, Mom