A mother of an adult son diagnosed with severe autism takes you along on her journey detailing her ongoing race against time, the demands of autism and all that goes with it. Crawford quickly became a one-woman campaign in search of supports for her aging son. The challenges kept coming with each passing year. Entering adult services would prove to be the greatest challenge of all.
Autism Changed Everything.
Through sharing her personal story, Crawford hopes to not only raise awareness of this growing diagnosis, but also spotlight the ripple affect it has on everyday family life and the need to bridge the gap between public education and adult services. Most of all, she hopes it inspires others to find fortitude and faith within themselves and know that their voice matters.
“1 in 54 are diagnosed with Autism.
1 in 54 has a story like mine.
We need to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Their lives depend on it.”
- J.M. Crawford