Airing on January 11, 2017, Kathy Smith, Fitness Icon, interviews Susan on her experience with autism, family dynamics, and self-care for autism moms.
Hear Susan’s story…
Let me tell you my story...
It is October 2007, and my almost-five-year-old son has just received an autism diagnosis.
I am devastated. Tortured by my fears, I lie awake nights, obsessing about my son's future, and the future of our family. I blame myself for not knowing how to help him. I judge my own child for behaviors he cannot control. Ashamed of our situation, I become isolated and lonely. Other mothers don't understand. Even my own parents don't understand. I feel overwhelmed, lost, and hopeless.[Flash forward...]
It is October 2015. My son, now 12, is recovering from autism.
How did this happen?
Over the past eight years, I followed a unique roadmap to recovery for my child, that unlocked the door holding our family back from the life we were meant to have. Now I plan to share everything I have learned—with you.