My wife and I are organizing this group to bring parents of children with autism spectrum disorders, and our children, together. Our son is almost three years-old and was diagnosed in July 2017, when he was two and a half. We are still learning about the different spectrum diagnoses and our son's unique point of view. His various specialists have told us that he is "high-functioning" but we still don't fully understand the long-term implications.
We're inviting others who are on a similar journey to join this group and grow this community within Arlington. We hope to organize lots of activities in and around Arlington, including indoor and outdoor play dates, and sensory-friendly events in the vicinity. We hope this group will be understanding of each other's backgrounds, challenges and points of view. We want to create an environment that is safe and respectful for both the parents and the children. Please bear with us as well because we are new to organizing at this level.