Parents of people with Asperger's & Autism: You are doing an amazing job. Seriously. Simply the fact that you are on this page, considering going to an event to help better the life of yourself & your child means you care, and you are doing the best you can with the capacity and resources you have.
That being said, one of our favorite ways to avoid making mistakes in the future (and ultimately have a better life as a result) is to hear from others who've lived it, made the mistakes for us, and share their wisdom.
So in that spirit, we invite you to join us as we share the mistakes our parents made when raising us, what they did right, and what we wish they did differently.
Lillian Carrier is the co-Founder of OurTism and an integral part of the designing, and implementation of its programming and co-leads a weekly support group for Adults with an Asperger profile.
Lillian was diagnosed with Asperger’s at the age of 16 after many misdiagnoses. She developed Crohn’s disease at the age of 10 which is why it is thought her Asperger’s was overlooked. Lillian struggled in school socially, emotionally and intellectually with what she was told was anxiety. Once receiving the Asperger’s diagnosis so many things made sense, but the treatments given did not. Lillian is grateful for her mom’s belief in her and continued determination in finding alternative ways of support.
As Lillian came out of what we call defense mode she could articulate what was going on with her in those dark days. This ability of translating her experiences in a way that others can understand is how she hopes to help individuals with Autism/Asperger’s and their families.
If you can sit quietly in a chair and pay attention for a whole day, and WANT to attend, then you are of an appropriate age to come.
Absolutely! There will be plenty of time to talk with the other attendees as well as Chloe & Danny.
No, but there are PLENTY of restaurants in the immediate vicinity. You are also welcome to bring your own food.