Our story is a testament to the enduring spirit of families navigating the labyrinth of Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I, along with my son, am on the spectrum, while my grandchildren are diagnosed with ADHD and ASD. This personal journey sowed the seeds for Dads of Aspies (DOA), a sanctuary created to empower, support, and educate fathers sharing a similar path.
Raising an autistic child is no joke. It's like a constant battle against the Grim Reaper, the Rubik's Cube, and the sword.
The Grim Reaper represents the ever-present threat of meltdowns, tantrums, and sleepless nights. The Rubik's Cube represents the complexity of ASD and the challenge of finding the right approach for each child. And the sword represents the strength and resilience that Dads of Aspies need to get through it all.
But even though it's tough, being a Dad of an Aspie is also incredibly rewarding. These kids are amazing, and their love is worth every challenge.
So next time you're feeling overwhelmed, just remember: you're not alone. There are millions of other Dads of Aspies out there who are fighting the same battle. And we're all in this together.
Now, go forth and be the best Dad of an Aspie you can be! (And don't forget to have a little fun along the way.)
With a professional backdrop stretching over a span of 12 years, we've been at the helm of an ASD support business, extending a helping hand to numerous families. My role as an ABA therapist has further equipped me with the tools to comprehend and navigate the intricacies of ASD. Currently, I am in the process of completing my diploma in counseling, a step forward in enriching my capability to assist individuals and families.
At the core of our support system is my wife, lovingly known in our community as the "Aspie Whisperer." Her innate ability to understand and communicate with individuals on the spectrum has been a beacon of hope and a cornerstone of the support we provide.
DOA was conceived with a heartfelt mission - to ensure that no dad traverses the journey of raising a child with Asperger's alone. We strive to foster a community where shared experiences form the bedrock of enduring support and understanding.
We invite you to delve into the resources available on our website, join our community forums, and follow us on our social media platforms. Your journey, with its unique challenges and triumphs, forms the tapestry of our supportive community. Together, we learn, grow, and navigate the realms of parenting in the spectrum.
We are here to assist you on this journey. Reach out to us via our contact page or follow us on our social media pages below.