Lucas is a happy, affectionate, smart and beautiful little boy. He is three years old and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder shortly after his second birthday. We have been on a wild ride since then!
Lucas is currently considered non-verbal. He has a handful of spoken words that he uses as well as a handful of signs. He is now working on imitating sounds. Music. To. My. Ears. But make no mistake, this progress did not come fast or easy, he has worked very hard to get here. We are so proud of him! Lucas currently spends his days preparing for preschool at various therapies.
Although we have struggled in many ways since receiving his diagnosis, Lucas makes us smile every day, inspires and motivates us to be better people and parents and has made us stronger than we ever thought possible. We give thanks every day that we were chosen to be his parents. We are truly the lucky ones!
In this past year since his diagnosis, we have been focusing on finding the right place for him where he can thrive and we are continuously working on building our village of people who help us, who are there for us, who build us up and support us through the tough times and who share in our joy through the happy times. At home, his tribe consists of mom and dad, his older sister and baby brother. All three kids are under five. This is a glimpse into our beautiful and busy life with autism!