“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge” –Thomas Carlyle

Me and Cheeks. It's entirely possible he gets them from me.
Me and Cheeks. It’s entirely possible he gets them from me.

Welcome! On these pages, I plan to document the process of learning, growing and living with autism. My son, whom I will be calling “Cheeks” (learn more about that here), is a healthy and happy 9 year old boy that also happens to have autism. I’ll be talking about the ways that makes our lives different, the challenges we face, and the many joys we experience. I hope that this site will be a source of information in addition to being a journal of his childhood.

From time to time, I may also discuss Cheeks’ brother, dad, or other people in our lives. But I can’t speak for anyone but myself, and that includes Cheeks. We will be taking this journey together, to the degree that he is able and always with his permission. I hope you’ll join us for some of our steps.