Thursday, April 3, 2014

Autism Awareness Month, April 2014!!

Happy Autism Awareness Month to all!

Here at the household we live with Autism each and every day.  We have highs and we have lows, but every day is a new beginning for our family and our daughter who has Autism.

We've made a conscious decision at our home to focus on the positive and know that there is always a tomorrow if it's been "one of those days"!  We are lucky enough to have amazing family (and friends) support, who look at our daughter with loving eyes.  They have embraced our way of life and continue to help us out in times of need.  That ranges from things like babysitting ('s care giving with Autism, let's be real!), learning how to cook my daughters allergy free meals to just being a supportive listening ear and so much more.  All of it is big to us.

Fairy Wings and Pixie Dust Cooking and Autism Blog has come about because of my youngest daughters Autism.  When she was first diagnosed and after we started the onslaught of tests needed to start making her feel better internally, we found out it was impossible to include her in family meal times with her massive amount of food allergies.  As a parent you never want your child to feel left out and food was a huge factor.  So I started recreating recipes.  
-Why should she have to miss out on what everyone else was enjoying?  
-Why couldn't everyone, with or without food allergies, enjoy the same food she was now needing to eat?

One of the best parts about cooking is that it is a constant learning process.  You are never done. It keeps your mind going and your creativity engaged.  

It's my passion!

My daughter is no different than any other kid or adult in wanting to enjoy life and all the delicious treats that come along with it.  You shouldn't have to feel like you have to give up taste just because your body rejects certain foods or ingredients.  

I hope you can enjoy some of my recipes or pass them on to someone in need.  
Celebrate someone with Autism by showing your support to them or their family and Light It Up Blue!!

........"Normal is a dryer setting".......embrace diversity

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