Hi, this is Jax. He is almost 4 years old! He was diagnosed with autism just before his 3rd birthday. It has been a wild ride since. Navigating my own feelings, therapies and trying to be the best advocate and mom there is has definitely been hard. But we do everything we possibly can for our boy. There are many stigmas and stereotypes behind autism and raising awareness is one of our main focuses. Jax is a friendly, outgoing, sweet little boy who loves to be around people. He is insanely smart and has one of the best memories I have ever seen. I hear often that he doesn’t look like he has Autism and we are here to say that Autism has so many beautiful faces.
He had so many little quirks I have fallen in love with. Many of those quirks are related to his Autism. While our journey may not always be easy, it’s our journey and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Autism may be a part of Jax but it’s not the whole story. He is not a boy with autism, he just a boy, with a heart pure as gold and a lesson to teach to everyone.