Entries by Angela Conrad

I Need to Know That I’m Not Alone

I need you. I don’t know if you feel the same way, but I need you. Who am I talking about? You! I am talking to you reading this. More than likely, you’re a loved one of a child with autism, maybe a fellow autism parent or autism family member. I couldn’t go through this […]

Looking to the Years Ahead

I have thought a lot lately about my journey with autism. I can’t believe it has been four full years since the word autism was thrown in my face. So much has happened in those short four years. I have grown and became stronger in ways that I never thought was possible. I have learned […]

Finding the Beauty – An Autism Story

Autism is hard, without a doubt. I’m sure many of you would agree to that. As parents of children with autism, we face a wide range of emotions and challenges daily. There are times when I feel like I’ve been beat to the curb. However, at other times I couldn’t be more overjoyed by my […]

I Get Jealous

I’d be lying if I said I never get jealous because I do. Is that bad? It’s one of those things that I hate to admit but it happens. I get jealous! I am a special-needs mother and I simply get jealous of non-special-needs mothers. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have a great life. […]

Holidays and Autism. It’s That Time of Year Again.

It’s that time of year again where most people start bouncing off the walls with excitement. We just had Halloween and now most people are getting their Thanksgiving plans in place. In fact, once Thanksgiving is here, it is officially that time of the year where everyone is thinking about the holidays and finding just […]

Love Needs No Words

Raising a child who is unable to communicate has been one of the most challenging parts about autism. It is not simply just the fact that he is non-verbal but, at this time in his life, he remains unable to communicate. Even though we have shed countless tears together through our frustrations of not being […]

Dance in Your Storm

Being a special needs parent is not easy by any means. We face daily struggles that most parents could not begin to fathom. We live in a world that caters to neurotypical people, therefore leading us to always have to fight for our child’s rights. Most days we feel like we are living in the […]

I Get Lonely – by an Autism Mom.

I am not sure about you, but I get lonely. It’s not easy to admit, but it’s true. It’s hard not to get lonely when the normalcy of the world seems to flow around you. Now don’t get me wrong: I love my family and I love my life. I have the two most amazing […]

What Happens to My Children When I Am Gone?

Not a day goes by that I don’t think, “What is going to happen to Trenton when I am gone?” It is a thought that no parent should ever have to think about. Truth be told, if my child did not have autism or any disability, I would not even be thinking about this. However, […]