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What’s keeping me up at night?

Worry about finding a good fit for my son in the community. Somewhere where he will be accepted, appreciated, and feel good about working for. It’s a hard struggle.

Worrying about my dad. When he gets the hiccups at night. His really really bad teeth. The fact that he runs out of breath while he talks. How much longer is God going to let me keep him? How to keep from reacting when he pushes my buttons.

What am I really proud of right now?

My son. How much joy and unconditional love I get from him. How he makes life fun. Learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorder so that I can help others understand my son more.

What keeps you going when you feel like giving up?

My son. The joy and love that I get from him keeps me going through all of it. The bad, the ugly, the wonder, the joy, the huge love that I feel for him, all keep me getting up every day.

Mimi Leow

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