Authentically Autistic -- Like Mother, Like Son

October 3, 2014 7:55 PM

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Authentically Autistic -- Like Mother, Like Son

Pregnancy didn't come easy to me. I had three miscarriages before being able to carry my son, and the experience of having someone else share my space and body so intimately sent me into constant sensory overload. I didn't know that's what it was at the time, however.

From the beginning, my son did everything when he was good and ready. I respected that and waited 41 weeks and four days before he decided to vacate my womb finally. He screamed when restrained in a car seat. I saw him as an independent spirit that could not be tamed. I saw him as willful and strong...

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