We’re honored Jeff Davidson graciously agreed to take over the blog for Autism Awareness Day 2015. Jeff is an accomplished pastor, disability ministry leader…and the father of a 15 year old son with autism. Here’s Jeff…
I had no plan. No plan at all.
I had always prided myself on the belief that given time, I could solve any problem, fix any circumstance, and overcome any obstacle.
Now I had no idea what to do.
I couldn’t even bring myself to say the word out loud. If I didn’t say it out loud, perhaps over time it would go away.
As long as I didn’t say the word “autism,” then my son really didn’t have it.
I nuanced it for years.
“He’ll outgrow it. He’s just a little delayed.”
“He’s on the spectrum, but he’s not autistic.”
“He has sensory processing issues, but he’s not autistic.”
I was an ostrich-dad…
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