My name is Jaya Pandey and I live in Franklin, MA with my husband and sons. I have two boys, Ajey and Anand. My younger one has Autism.
For years, I have been working on raising awareness about Autism, specially in Indian community. Help me in building a community for Indian Moms with Special Needs kids.. My idea is all about Moms helping other moms and be each other's resource person.
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all, as a parent, wonder if we are doing the right thing.
falter; stumble upon and many a times struggle if we are on the correct path.
We do what is best for our kids, but we always question too if at all we are
doing what we can to our maximum capacity? Can we do more?
always meet parents who are doing lot more than us or sometimes we feel lot
better ourselves compare to others. But we all know there is no right or wrong
when it comes to parenting. It is custom made and for Special Parents it is
doubly custom made. What is right today could completely go wrong tomorrow. And
you question your own decisions and thoughts and rituals and feelings.
am in that roller coaster ride these days.Anand is almost 14 and it is a special number in Special
Need world in Massachusetts. The transition services kick in. Basically you are
planning a future for your child officially.
here I am visiting 100s of sites, meeting everyone I can, ask questions and
read as much I can. Meanwhile job, cooking, laundry, home and social need
of life still awaits you. You try to do everything and realize you are not
doing it at all.
been going on for days and I wonder if at all I did the right thing for his
special education all these years. Did I not research enough, did I not think
it through, I could have taken him for more therapies he needed, could have done more to
see if he needed more help. I should have spent more time with him. I trusted
his teachers for doing the right thing, let the school district find the best
solution. For me they are the ones who know everything not me. I always felt
they guided us in a right direction. He loves them and happy in school for the
you meet other parents, listen to stories about fights for services and question
your own decision.
meet for Anand’s transition meeting in couple of days and this time I am not going the the
way I used to go. I want to read more, learn more know more but this is making
me so unhappy so uncomfortable. I feel sad and wrong that I am questioning what
will happen tomorrow. And for me it is so heartbreaking. But looks like this is
called parenting and for me it is the state of being indecisive. But for now I will hold on to one - here is my inspiration and will keep me going .. ( Anand with his Science Project on Science Fair day in school)