I’m very proud to launch a new blog here at Clay’s Way titled Bringing Back Ben: A mother’s struggle to bring her child out of his own world created by autism by Meagan Brannon.

July 31, 2012
My name is Meagan and I am a parent of a child with autism.  My son, Ben, was diagnosed one month before his 3rd birthday.  Ben is now 4.  He is a typical little boy. He likes to run, climb, play, tickle, chase, jump and be silly.  Autism also causes my little boy to have meltdowns, cover his ears, have trouble with social norms and feel the need to self stimulate when he’s overstimulated.  My son doesn’t know he has autism or even understand what the word means.  He does know that he lives in a world where he is constantly misunderstood.