#4 Parenting Truths Podcast - Autism Untold: A Personal Account of Raising Two Non-Verbal Sons: James HuntMay 10, 2023
Today I chat with James Hunt who shares his personal journey as a father of two non-verbal autistic sons, Tommy and Jude. He takes us back to the day Jude was born and the challenges he faced as a parent, including the realization that seeking help was necessary. James shares his experiences of the daily struggles that he and his family face as they navigate life with autism.
James acknowledges that being a parent to children with autism has been a different experience than what he was expecting. He talks about the challenges of communication and how it affects the everyday life of his family. He emphasizes the importance of understanding that each child with autism is unique and that their needs must be addressed individually.
James also shares the difficult decision he and his ex-partner made to split the boys up in order to provide them with the individual care they need. This decision was not easy, but it was necessary to ensure that Tommy and Jude received the support they needed to thrive.
Despite the challenges, James has created a community through StoriesAboutAutism.com and has raised awareness about autism. He has helped thousands of families across the globe to realize that they are not alone in their journey with autism. James emphasizes the importance of having a support system and connecting with other families who are going through similar experiences.
James' story is an inspiration to parents who have children with autism. James' advocacy and dedication to raising awareness about autism through his community and sharing his story is essential. He provides valuable insights into the challenges of parenting children with autism, and his work is making a significant contribution to the autism community.
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