My personal philosophy on being a happy Autism mom is to reject the implicit assumptions in the options that seem laid out for us.
Your child “recovers” from Autism and you become happy.
Your child stays autistic and your family’s life is ruined.
Another Option (Mine)
You can have a child with Autism and be the happiest person in the world.
I’m am so glad I opened my heart, mind, and soul to my son with Autism. He is the light of my life and has taught me more than many learn in a lifetime.
Side note – Please join Jacob and me as we blog together on Overcoming Autism. It is a laid back blog that we started as a project to document a therapy he was trying. Therapy was a no-go but the blog remains as he and I tackle this world together!