Once, Twice, Three Times Autistic (Our journey to an Autism Diagnosis and home-led therapy)

Emmy looking at books, shortly before her first diagnosis
Emmy looking at books, shortly before her first Autism diagnosis.
Annie sits in a chair holding Emmy as a baby as she drinks a bottle. Annie is looking at Emmy and Emmy is looking at the book Goodnight Moon.
Annie reading Goodnight Moon to Emmy at bedtime
Emmy, a little girl in a pink coat and flowered rain boots, is caught by the camera mid-jump.
Emmy on a walk, two days after her first Autism diagnosis.
Emmy, a little girl with braids and a patterned shirt, holds a brown chicken that she has caught close to her chest.
Emmy holding a hen, summer 2019.
Emmy stands in the front yard, holding up a sign reading “first day of (remote learning) kindergarten” while her little sister holds up a sign saying “along for the ride!”
Emmy’s first day of school picture looks just like my own first day of school picture, but the following school year was very, very different.

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Annie Newman

Annie Newman

Two kids, one NT and one Autistic. On a learning and therapy journey that is constantly evolving.