Hello world, this is my blog.

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January 28, 2011

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Welcome to the “Walk With Ben” blog. The background on why I took it upon myself to launch this blog can be found on the “About” page, but the Cliff’s Notes version is my son is on the Autism spectrum, I’ve recently immersed myself into researching and reading all I can about ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in hopes of seeking out whatever types of treatments might help my darling son blossom and shine, and I’ve taken to posting to this blog to share out whatever I think is interesting.

There’s such a wealth of information available on the web – with the most interesting stuff scattered and disparate where only determined Google searches can unearth it – so I decided to set up this blog to help me capture and organize the information of interest I found for myself, as I work to chart a course to improve my son’s daily world. Of course, my hope is that other parents out there might benefit from what I post here, which would just be delicious icing on an already rewarding cake…

I’m not a professional writer. I’m not writing for a specific audience. I have no set agenda or schedule – I may post once a week or 10 times a day. But I am, first and foremost, a loving and devoted father, so my posts (be they informational or emotional) will reflect that first and foremost. This blog is for, and dedicated to, my son Ben, who lights up my life every single day.

One Response to “Hello world, this is my blog.”

  1. Heather says:

    When I was first introduced to the world of autism, I was desperate for a forum such as this to talk and relate to people who were walking the same path. I, like you dove in and became a sponge, reading anything and everything. It was such an emotional, overwhelming, and lonely time because at that time I didn’t know anyone who was going through what I was. The doctors I went to were old school and didn’t believe in treating ASD with bio medical treatments or special diets, but at the same time, didn’t know how to treat it. I had to pull myself up by my boot straps and do it myself, who will be advocates for our kids if we don’t do it!

    I found a support group and some online groups and they are great for helping and sharing. good for you Ben’s Dad for getting out there and giving people a place to come to vent, share, help, whatever.. I’m looking forward to hearing how Ben does on Respen-A.

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