When Your Child is on the Autism Spectrum (Part One) :: Terri Conlin [Ep 182]

October 23, 2017 | autism, child development, counseling, encouragement, family, God Centered Mom Podcast, grief, healing, siblings | 1 comment

Don't you wish you could chat with an older mom who's been there? Who knows what its like to care for and deal with the needs of a child with autism? Well, today I'm bringing that person to you!

Terri Conlin is the mom to four grown children. One of her sons (now 23 years old) was diagnosed as a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She's here to provide her story. The challenges and the triumphs. The places of help and of heartache.

Y'all shared wonderful questions with me via Instagram. Thank you for letting me know what's been hard for you. Thank you for wanting to help your friends who have children on the spectrum. Once again, my hope is to learn you're not alone.

(Stay tuned for part two of our conversation, which will go live on Wednesday, Oct 25th).

What we chat about:

  • Getting the diagnosis of autism.
  • How Terri meditated on the Psalms to put faith back in God when spit at/punched/kicked.
  • Recognizing the grief therapy she and her husband needed.
  • The impact of autism on the entire family.
  • Learning to slow their pace down.
  • Helping siblings cope.
  • How a mentor encouraged her and eased her loneliness.

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1 Comment

  1. Christina

    I beg to differ Terri, Autism Moms are the “experts”in this field. From one Warrior Mom to another… thank you for sharing your story to help other moms. ~Christina

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