Embracing Change and Growth: Our Journey with Saar in 2023

Creating an Autism-Friendly Haven: Our Journey Together

As the year 2023 draws to a close, my heart overflows with indescribable emotions as I reflect on the extraordinary journey my son Saar and I have embarked upon. This past year has been a tapestry woven with unyielding determination, unimaginable growth, and soul-stirring moments, igniting a flame within the hearts of the autism community.

Words cannot capture the sheer brilliance of Saar’s progress throughout this remarkable year. It is as if he has unlocked a hidden treasure chest of communication skills, allowing his thoughts and emotions to burst forth like a symphony of love. Witnessing this breathtaking evolution has enveloped our lives in an enchanting embrace, deepening our bond. Every word uttered, every gesture made, is a testament to the resilience that resides within him.

Together, we dared to explore new frontiers, embracing therapies and activities that opened doorways to boundless possibilities. Music therapy became the vessel through which Saar’s true essence was unmasked, revealing an innate rhythm that dances within his soul. It ceased to be just a therapeutic measure; it transformed into a kaleidoscope of pure joy and self-expression, gracing our lives with countless moments of serenity and elation as we harmonize in song and dance.

But our journey extended far beyond the nurturing confines of our home. We embarked upon a quest to integrate Saar into the vibrant tapestry of our community. With open hearts and outstretched hands, we joined many autism-friendly events, where laughter reverberated and acceptance enveloped us like a warm embrace. During these gatherings, Saar discovered a profound sense of belonging, a sanctuary where he is celebrated for the beautiful soul he is, fostering immeasurable growth and connection.

As a nurturing parent, I have blossomed amidst these transformative times. Patience has become my guiding light, illuminating the path we traverse together. I have learned to cherish even the smallest victories, for in their glory lies a monumental triumph. Tirelessly, I advocate for Saar’s needs, resolute in my pursuit to ensure he stands strong amidst a world that may not always understand. The autism community, a haven of unwavering support, has been my guiding compass, steering me with their boundless wisdom, empathy, and understanding. The connections forged throughout this year have become an invaluable lifeline that raises its mark upon our spirits.

In this reflection of sparkling memories, I witness a year embraced by unyielding change, a tribute to growth nurtured with love, and an anthem to resilience crafted with unwavering hope. Saar’s journey is a testament to the kaleidoscope of colors that adorn the tapestry of life, a shining reminder of the beauty that lies in the diversity of our human experience. As we stand poised at the precipice of a new year, my heart swells with hope, each beat an echo of anticipation for the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.

To all the courageous parents treading similar paths, let our united cry ring loud and clear across the horizon: our children’s achievements, regardless of size, reverberate with immeasurable magnitude. Let us continue to lift one another, supporting, learning, and growing as we navigate this intricate journey together. May the future be drenched in the hues of love, understanding, and endless possibilities, embracing every soul that finds solace beneath its gentle sky.

Happy New Year!

With love, Amit, Saar’s Mother


My name is Adi, and I am the proud parent of Saar, a lively 17-year-old who happens to have autism. I have created a blog, 101Autism.com, with the aim to share our family's journey and offer guidance to those who may be going through similar experiences. Saar, much like any other teenager, has a passion for football, cycling, and music. He is also a budding pianist and enjoys painting. However, his world is somewhat distinct. Loud sounds can be overwhelming, sudden changes can be unsettling, and understanding emotions can be challenging. Nevertheless, Saar is constantly learning and growing, and his unwavering resilience is truly remarkable.

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