Being a mother in it’s own right is extremely complicated. You birth a healthy baby and think your biggest problem moving forward will be chasing them around the house and making sure they don’t break any bones. Then one day, on a visit to the pediatrician’s office, you’re faced with the reality of a diagnosis you never thought you’d ever be facing: autism. And it won’t just affect one child, it affects two.
Let’s start at the beginning, what exactly is autism? According to the Mayo Clinic, Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents often notice signs during the first three years of their child’s life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism experience worsening in their communication and social skills after reaching developmental milestones at a normal pace. Autism is associated with a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Autism affects information processing in the brain and how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.
There is no known cure, but there have been cases of children who have recovered.
Here with me today to discuss her personal journey through motherhood is Aigner Howard, mom of 3. Recently, I came across her Instagram profile where she found the courage to share her experience as a mom to autistic twins, and I knew the moment I read her post we all needed to hear her story.
To hear the full interview, visit: https://anchor.fm/mommyonthemove/episodes/Episode-29—Why-Me—A-Mothers-Tale-or-Raising-Twins-with-Autism-ecr09u
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