Bryce

As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

Follow my blog as I share my life with you and my experiences as a person who loves someone with autism.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Please walk with us!

Join us Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at Science World, Olympic Village for the 7th Annual Vancouver Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada! Team Bubbles Make Him Smile will be blowing bubbles to make you smile!

Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that affects how a person interacts with their world. Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour, interests', and activities.

Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years.

  • This new estimate is roughly 30% higher than the estimate for 2008 (1 in 88), roughly 60% higher than the estimate for 2006 (1 in 110), and roughly 120% higher than the estimates for 2002 and 2000 (1 in 150). 
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average.
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada is the single most powerful event to raise critically needed funds for services, advocacy, awareness, and research to help people with autism spectrum disorder. Please join us and register today!

Vancouver Walk Now for Autism Speaks Canada

If you’d like to show your support please donate to Team Bubbles Make Him Smile! Thanks so much!

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Best Autism Spectrum Parenting Blogs

Just wanted to share that I was contacted by GoodTherapy.org, a leading online therapist directory and mental health resource, who just published a roundup of the best blogs related to autism and parenting, and my blog was one of their favourites!

Here’s the post: Best Autism Spectrum Parenting Blogs

GoodTherapy.org Therapist Directory

GoodTherapy.org is known and respected for their mission of advocating for and educating people about mental health issues and healthy psychotherapy. I am honoured to display their badge, and be approved by GoodTherapy.org and recognized as a blogger who helps join in eliminating stigma attached to mental health and therapy.

I invite you to explore GoodTherapy.org and consider contributing a story about your experience with mental health issues and therapy, either directly or indirectly, through the Share Your Story feature on the GoodTherapy.org Blog. They publish weekly original articles and encourage fellow bloggers to take this opportunity to help eliminate mental health stigma.

Thank you, GoodTherapy.org, for recommending my blog and helping to eliminate mental health stigma.

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

He’s officially a teenager!

You may be thirteen years old now, but you’ll always be my baby.

July 2nd, 2014

Happy birthday, Bryce!

Love,
Mom

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