Natania reflects on the challenges of raising two kids — one with autism and the other who is neurotypical — and the daily life struggles and triumphs that come about.
The past several months have been an interesting and very rewarding experience. The kids and I have managed to integrate a new geek into our home and our family. Rory moved in last December. It was an easy transition for me, since I’m the one who wanted him there. It was a bigger challenge for the kids, since they’d had a much harder time with the divorce than I did. Plus, Rory was now in a role that, while not replacing their dad to the kids, filled the partner role in my life. But, we found that with shared interests, both those that had already been established and those that were newly acquired, everyone bonded more closely.