Stories on The Facing Project

Mine

Mine

Christine’s story.  She is 43. /// People often ask me if—knowing what I know now—would I have chosen to have children. My answer never changes. Yes. Even though all three of my children have autism. Yes. Even though there are no breaks, you just have to keep going. You learn to live without sleep. My […]

My Son, The Prom King

My Son, The Prom King

Emma’s story. She is 42. /// My story is a lot different than parents who have young kids with autism now. See, my kid didn’t have autism 20 years ago. Oh, he had autism. I just couldn’t get anyone to say he had autism.  It was a different world then and it was a rare diagnosis […]

Facing Autism in Muncie, Indiana

1 in 85 children are diagnosed with autism today.  To better understand what this experience is like in Muncie, Indiana, we’ll be sharing the stories of individuals facing autism: those with autism, caring for someone with autism, family members, and friends.