Bridging the Spectrum: Understanding Diverse Autism Experiences

Athena
3 min readJan 29, 2024

The journey of parenting a child with autism is profoundly unique, shaped by the individual challenges and triumphs each child and family encounter. Within the autism community, the spectrum of experiences can vary widely, especially between parents of children with severe autism and those whose children were previously categorized under terms like Asperger’s syndrome, now sometimes referred to as “high-functioning” autism. These differences can sometimes lead to a gap in understanding and empathy among parents, as well as between individuals on…

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Athena

Mom of three boys. Computer programmer living in the country with my husband focusing on my hobbies and youngest son. https://ko-fi.com/athenaandrew