Life is easy until it’s not.
Evan and his wife go through life differently than most. Raising two children with autism has its ups and downs. They have good days, and they have bad days, just like anyone, but they have added challenges in their lives that neither of them had ever expected.
Before autism became the reality, Evan knew very little about it. He remembers being a deer in the headlights the first time he and his wife discussed it out loud. Their plan was to always take it one step at a time, and now that they have survived the first decade of their children’s lives, they have learned that they won’t know what comes next until tomorrow.
Through this journey Evan has learned two key lessons: First, society does not understand and is not prepared for autism. Second, the more he talks about it the more people listen.
In speaking candidly about his personal life and children, Evan hopes to help both those going through their own journey with autism and to provide society with a better understanding of what these parents and children, go through. He seeks to educate others so we can collectively provide support and integration into communities.
As Evan tells his story, he hopes to highlight one thing that matters more than most: We are different, not less.