Welcome to the very first episode of Autism Parenting Secrets. If you are listening, you are already taking the first steps to be a warrior for your child, and we thank you for being here. Each week, we’re going to share our personal experiences and experiences coaching other autism parents, to be a resource when it feels like no one else understands.
This episode is all about you getting to know us and our story. We are the lucky parents of Ry. He was diagnosed with Autism at 18 months old. Those days were a complete whirlwind of emotion for us.
Ry went from his first year of developing in the 90th percentile to a sudden shift in health and behavior problems. After an anaphylactic episode due to peanuts, we completely lost the son we once knew. He went from learning a few words to becoming completely non-verbal and began dealing with pretty severe health issues that kept us in and out of the hospital.
We were at a complete loss but were more determined than ever to get our son back. That determination led us down a path of years of research, doctor’s visits, progress, setbacks, and, most importantly, connection. We’ve connected with other parents, mentors, coaches, and finally, our precious son, Ry.
Along the way, we’ve learned how important it is to show up as your best self. Not just to help your child with Autism but for you! Our goal for this podcast is to empower you with the confidence to stand up for your child’s needs and step into your role as a warrior parent.
We can’t wait for you to join us!
- Finding out we were pregnant (1:10)
- Birth of our son, Ry (2:12)
- Ry’s first year of development (2:51)
- The diagnosis (5:15)
- Diet and lifestyle changes we chose to make as a family (9:25)
- How we dealt with judgement from others (11:45)
- As parents, we knew we had to be the CEO for our child (13:00)
- Knew we had to become warrior parents (15:13)
- The moment our son wanted to connect and progression exploded (18:40)
- Our transformation as his parents (20:24)
- Being happy detectives (21:47)
- On a mission to help other parents (26:08)