I started this newsletter as a way of documenting the post-high school life of my autistic son, Ian. Finding the right place for my younger son was a full time job last year. After talking with consultants, filling out government paperwork, listening to webinars, writing legal briefs with lawyers, attending school meetings, and touring new programs, I placed Ian in a great programthat supports and challenges him in just the right way.
Because Ian is in a good place right now, I’m taking a breather from transition efforts both in real life and on this newsletter. In real life, I’m cranking up work. I’m taking freelance writing assignments and working on my side hustles. I just completed my substitute teaching certificate and will help out at the local high school to balance out all my time in front of a computer.
I’m also going to switch gears a bit on this newsletter and look backward, instead of forward. I’m going to talk about lessons that I’ve learned about autism and parenting over the past twenty years. Today’s topic is something that autistic parents all know and assure the younger parents on the playground — they get better.