ALL ABOUT ME
What in the world am I doing here? I am just a stay-at-home mom. I am a Christian - not perfect, but forgiven.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, but I only taught one year 1994-1995. Oh, wait, my older daughter was homeschooled from 7th grade to 12th grade.
I have an autistic daughter and I have learned a lot because of that. For Cara, I have been a teacher, Sunday school teacher, a mom, and a therapist (and other roles that I can't remember at this time.)
I also have a daughter with ADHD - inattentive type. She is the one I homeschooled and in that time we both learned a lot about ADHD. It is so much more than just not being able to pay attention or sit still.
To add a new twist to things, in June of 2022 (three months after my 50th birthday) I was diagnosed with autism and ADHD (hyperactive) myself.
So, I am more than just a stay-at-home mom. And that is why I am here. I think I have some information and advice that I can share and will be helpful.
I originally thought of an Autistic Mama Bear as a "mama bear" protecting her child who has autism. Now I am an autistic "mama bear". This gives me an interesting perspective on autism and ADHD.
I do not consider myself an expert. I consider someone that has a lot of experience and knowledge from living in the world of neurodiversity for all my life - even when I did know it.