My daughter, Sania, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. The challenges I faced as a result led to me battling a difficult period of denial and isolation. This state lasted for an entire year before I realized I had to stop feeling sorry for myself, accept the condition for what it was, and turn my test into a testimony.
I searched for groups that could help me overcome the struggle. I researched ways to make life with autism easier. I opted in for autism books that I thought would change my perspective on autism, only to discover more often than not, it made me feel much worse.
Throughout my journey with autism thus far I've learned the most important thing about caring for someone else is caring for oneself, first. Since this discovery, I've stepped forward to applying the skills necessary to do so.
Since I founded Hope 4 Autism at the age of 24 my ultimate goal was to build a stronger autism community that promotes the importance of understanding and self love. This applies not only to autism caregivers, but to relatives and friends of those affected by the disorder. I will continue advocating for the cause, collaborating with professionals who support my vision and bring it to life, developing programs that makes life with autism more accepting and supporting familes across the world. We are all in this together!
All the best,
Founder of Hope 4 Autism with daughter Sania Williams