“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid” -Audre Lorde
I have these words written on a postcard taped to my bathroom mirror. They have helped me move through any fears I may have about new or challenging things I might be doing. Like when I was learning to present the Son-Rise Program in front of 100’s of people, or when I began my teacher training and had to learn to trust myself.
My vision is to do what it takes to help as many parents know about The Son-Rise Program, and to help them know how to help their special children and believe that they are the most powerful person to help their children on the Autism Spectrum.
Your vision I believe is to help your special children grow to be the best that they can be. I write these words today to you so that they may help you to do new and challenging things in the name of your children. Whether you are about to run your first group meeting with your volunteers. or give feedback to a volunteer and tell them something that you would like them to do differently with your child. Or maybe you are about to take your child out of school and start a home based program, or you are beginning a home based program without the support of your extended family. Maybe your are fundraising for the first time to help you get services for your child.
Keep hold of your vision for your child and this will help you do what is difficult for you. By doing it anyway it will become easier and easier, and you will be living the life that you want.
Be bold – start doing.
Know that we are thinking about you, supporting you and respect all that you do with and for your children each day.