It's been almost two years now since I joined Autism Blogger. I wanted to blog, purely therapeutically, to purge all of my grief, anger, and what have you, even if no one ever read what I wrote. Having never blogged before, I wasn't sure where to start. I typed in "Autism Blog" into the search engine and this is the first site that popped up. Truly, I had no idea that I had stepped into the lives of some lovely people who would become such good friends.
The first year or so, I lived here on Autism Blogger. There are so many issues that parents of children with autism face. There is grief, in all its thorny forms. There is that feeling of ostracism from parents of typically developing children. There is self-blame: What did I do wrong, eat, breathe, wear, that so harmed my child? Those questions, unfortunately, still haunt me. But those questions should be asked incessantly, and loudly, because if we do not demand answers then there will be no autism prevention in the future. We will meet each other here, all of the newly bewildered autism parents who have had their lives and dreams diverted.