This isn't just a job for me.
I have been where you are. I know the fear, the overwhelm and the boundless joy, that can be part of learning about and parenting a child who is differently wired. I have faced professionals, others parents and family members who thought they knew better about what my child needed, and I have had to advocate, fight, and sometimes plead for my child to have what she deserves - adaptations, acceptance, understanding and respect.
I have gone down the rabbit hole of autism interventions claiming to make life 'easy again'. I have sifted through research papers, talked to professionals and autistic self-advocates, while at the same time staying true to my authentic self - knowing and trusting, that by being myself, I have so much to offer.
I live this life, day in and day out. I know what it is like.
And I wouldn't want it any other way.
I have always felt a tremendous sense of job satisfaction and personal reward in my career in the helping professions.
However, when I started working with Autistic people and their families, I experienced unprecedented joy and a sense of purpose in my work, that I didn't have before. Connecting with my clients, growing and learning alongside them, and having a role in bringing more understanding, contentment, peace and connection, truly is the best 'job' in the world.