A Mother’s Story of Letting Go & Celebrating Her Son’s Independence

To kick off the New Year, we thought this story by Jennifer Overton was an inspirational one. It discusses her own experience with her son Nicholas who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.

It takes us through the journey since Nicholas' diagnosis and how this changed her own approach to life. Overall, it made her a lot more calculated and as she puts it "a card-carrying control freak". As her son grew up, she worked out plans of what would be best for him as an adult with autism. However, Nicolas' journey would end up different than Jennifer had planned.

In the end, giving her son the opportunity to exercise his own independence helped him grow as a person and it appears to have started a whole new chapter in Jennifer's life as well.

We would definitely suggest taking the time to read this article as it offers a genuine perspective from a parent's point of view. To read the complete article, click here.