AutismChallenges returns…..with a slightly new purpose.

So I stopped writing this blog in 2017.  I was reaching a difficult part of my life, the realization that certain dreams were not going to come true, and that caring for Dayna was not going to get easier.  In fact, it was getting harder, much harder.  So now in January of 2019 what has…

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April is Autism Awareness month – By Cindy Peters (re-posted from Facebook)

What you see below was written by Cindy Peters of Cary, NC as a post on Facebook. Even though I stopped writing for the blog I felt it was important to share and my blog site gives me a place to post it outside of traditional social media. Please take the time to read it…

The Unbearable Decision

Times get rough with Dayna, and in this age of social media we tend to post the frustrations of those times on sites like Facebook.  Welcome to venting in the new digital world.  When we do so, we often get questions about housing for Dayna as she continues to get older. When will we decide…

We went to a prom!

So Dayna went to her prom last night, and had a blast.  It wasn't her first prom, they held one last year when we lived in Maryland that she really enjoyed and as a result she was looking forward to this one as well.  But this was different than last year.  In Maryland it was…

Autism is winning

I usually write my blog posts with greater thought.  Tonight, in the middle of the night, with Dayna yelling, I decided I wanted to dump everything on my mind at once. Autism is winning.  Winning the race, or maybe the fight, I don't know which it is.  Either way I'm realizing that 'slow and steady…