Fathers of autistic children are often lost and forgotten. Their feelings are not regularly discussed, their voices not heard, and their stories never told. If you were to google the words ‘autism blog’ you would discover pages and pages of words written by mothers, but there are comparitively very few that tell stories of what life is like to be the father of an autistic child.
Over the next few posts, and with his permission and guidance, I am going to start telling my husband’s story. Exposing the ups and downs of living life as Sawyer’s daddy, hoping to initiate discussion, incite questions and tear down barriers of communication.
If you are an Autism Dad reading this post and feeling lost, anxious and unable to speak out, hang tight. Drop me a message.
I see you.