About Me

I moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1986 after achieving my Bachelor of Science degree from Livingston College @ Rutgers University.  I am actively involved in all interests related to individuals with disabilities and a proud parent of an autistic son.  I credit my inspiration and passion for helping others to my two children.

I know first hand that living with a child or adult with a disability can be a joy and a challenge.  My son Joel was diagnosed autistic in 1992 and my only wish, once I knew there was no cure, was to ensure he had a happy and productive life.  However, finding the resources, guidance, support and encouragement I needed to help my son was practically non-existent.  In 1992, autism was still a great mystery to the medical community.  I have experienced the sorrows of his set backs and the joys of his progressions and I am proud to say that he will be celebrating his 22nd birthday this coming May 2011.

On my blog I hope to provide current, valuable and useful information to families dealing with children and adults with Autism and related disabilities.  I will posts informational articles, personal essays and interview professionals in their field in an effort to provide current information for today's parent.

Included on my blog will be local links to help families in the Tampa Bay area in Florida find the resources needed for respite care, school and community support and guidance as well as community outings and local events. 

To a successful journey!
Jossie E