Spectrum Mum in Malaysia is my new blog, going forward from where my previous blog Rainbows In The Sky left off. Rainbows In The Sky was inspired by my journey and experience with recovering my eldest daughter from Autism. Also, it chronicles our efforts in preventing the further onset of Autism in my 2nd daughter. Now, my eldest daughter May is recovered and her little sister Min is no longer at risk of Autism. We used to look up at the sky desperately searching for rainbows after a stormy challenging day living with Autism. Now, every day is a blue skies and sunshiney day.
Spectrum Mum in Malaysia brings me to a new chapter in our lives. The land of managed recovery, a dream come true for us and hopefully it will come true for many other families affected by Autism. Though my children no longer has Autism nor at risk of it any more, Autism has left a deep impact in our lives. It leaves a lingering aftermath, the scars may no longer be visible yet the wounds deep inside are still healing, slowly but surely. We still continue with alternative treatments to treat their lingering health issues. It will take a long time to recover from the toll that Autism took on our daughters, even longer to recover from the spiritual ravages, personal sacrifices and professional setbacks we encountered.
Many people wondered why I still continue with my Autism Advocacy works now that my girls are recovered. When my daughter was first diagnosed, I reached out to many people who provided support and shared their knowledge. This was a priceless gift. I prayed to God to help me recover my children, in turn I vowed to help others and pay it forward. I strive to advocate alternative healthcare treatments for children affected by Autism and I hope to continue empowering other parents to seek effective treatments for their children.
I am no longer an Autism Mum, I am a Spectrum Mum of 2 children recovered from Autism. April is Autism Awareness Month. Awareness is great, but Prevention, Treatment and Support is even better.
Marissa (Spectrum Mum to 2 recovered girls and Autism Advocate)