I am an autism parent and an elementary educator. I began my teaching career in the regular education classroom fifteen years ago, teaching several special needs students each year. When my second son was three, I began seeing traits in him that I experienced with autistic students in my school. At three and a half, he was diagnosed with autism, and our journey began. Since then, I have taught many students on all ranges of the spectrum. Being both an autism parent and an educator has allowed me to see autism through two different lenses, and given me the ability to help other parents and educators navigate the world of autism.