My son was diagnosed with autism about five years ago. The doctor who delivered the news expected my husband and I to give into our emotions and fall apart. Instead, we booked a trip. Then we booked another and another and another.
My name is Tina Buell and I'm almost 40. I'm a single mom and my 5-year-old son is autistic. I live in a modest house, drive a modest car, and have never been married. Even though I'm very happy, my life didn't turn out the way I thought it would.