Hi I am Sharna..... Ex professional ballet dancer and qualified RAD teacher (had to slip this in here, because you know that when you become a mother that's all people think you have ever done).
More importantly I am the wife of a wonderfully talented chiropractor and supportive husband named Theo and the Mother of two beautiful little souls, James and Scarlett.
James was born unexpectedly in January of 2013, I had just wound up a very stressful business partnership so this was really no surprise. He came guns blazing! From the moment he entered the world (9.23pm on a Sunday evening to be exact), life has never been the same.
James was against the grain, not the perfect new family image I had in my mind at all. James never slept, was allergic to pretty much everything (including my breast milk) and just appeared so uncomfortable all of the time.
Long story short, I knew he was different! I fought hard to get people to listen to me, including specialists who were unwilling to test James under the age of 3. So I researched how to help my son and did it myself until he was officially diagnosed in February of 2016 at the age of 3 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The day he was diagnosed was still like a bullet to my heart. The psychologist looked at me and said 'You knew this already Sharna, are you ready for three years of full on early intervention?', she advised me to do what I could in these important developmental years, that we had the opportunity to change the course. She told me to build a team around James to help guide him out of the shadows and to never stop.
Like NEVER EVER STOP.... BE A ROBOT, DON'T STOP!
We are here to share our story with you all and hope that our journey inspires you to either make a change or bring awareness to the fact we are all different, equal humans! We invite you to laugh with us, AT US, cry with us and enjoy the ride out of the shadows!
Maybe pour yourself a glass of WINE.... you may need it!