My mom is Puerto Rican and was raised in a strict Catholic household. My father is from New Jersey and was raised in a Jewish household. My mom moved to the states when she was in her twenties, met my dad, got married, and then they had me.
“Please remember what we talked about regarding eye contact, echolalia, sensory needs, picky eating and especially how to choose therapies that will respect his dignity and autonomy, and that won’t crush the joyous and precious little person that he is. I will advocate for him; but because you will need to learn how to become be his biggest champion, I have sent you links to resources for you to begin to educate yourself about Autism. I understand that you were very upset yesterday when they told you the diagnosis. My hope is that you begin to view this diagnosis differently.”