Our son, Sir Dantes, has autism.
I started blogging because I found it therapeutic to put my thoughts “down on paper”. It helped me to sort out what I was thinking. Then I started seeing how many people were actually reading my blogs and that got me, well…excited. It seemed as though I may be actually helping people. So, it is sad to write this blog. This will be my final blog on Autism Epicenter.
This site is to be shut down over the weekend. While it pains me I understand and completely empathize with the reasons of the site’s founder. I am grateful for the opportunity he gave me. Since beginning my blogging here not only have I developed a following of readers, I have been published in on-line magazines and sites. I have had developers of products designed for autistic children pitched to me to endorse and share. Therefore, I have made a decision to start my own site.
Of course, being a technically challenged person, it will take me a couple of weeks to get a site up and going. I ask for your patience while I learn how to do this. After all, I still have to create a domain name and there are a lot of sites out there for autism. For the time being I will post “mini” blogs on the Facebook page which for now will remain to be called Autism Epicenter. Please visit it. I share a lot of information there and share the adventures of Sir Dantes and our family. Of course, when I get my site up and running it will be announced on the Facebook page.
Sir Dantes is now nearly seven years old. I think that the years to come, with the onset of puberty, will hold many challenges for him, me, his sister, and his father. I look forward to sharing these experiences with you so that you can know that we face these challenges together.
However, for now, I bid you a fond farewell. I wish the best to the site’s founder and his family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.