Dear autism,

I really wish someone had DRAGGED me to one of the Vanderbilt University workshops sooner.  It will definitely be in my guide for the newly diagnosed parents.  The strategies were right on point and the fact that the professionals were there to answer questions was AMAZING.  The networking alone was worth the time and energy.  Did I mention the FREE items they provided?  Food, PECS, small toys, OH MY!  By the way, there are FREE childcare services for both typical and spectrum kids, admission is FREE and everyone reading this should FREELY click this link:  People drove in from up to 3 hours away and were NOT at all sorry they did.  Maybe other great schools around the nation have similar programs?  Road trip!!!!!