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Motherhood in Kenya: Raising a Child with Autism in Kenya: My Story


Hi friends! Do you know of a mom who has a child with autism? What is their experience like? I know of one such mom -Alison Kiriinya, whose 6-year-old son is autistic. Alison frequently shares snippets of her life as an autism mom following her son’s diagnosis in April 2018 and today, I’ll link you up to a post where she highlights her experience.

“So at around 2 years old, my son had to be admitted because of an infection that was causing a high fever. It is when we were in the hospital that I realized that he was not speaking as well as he was supposed to and that his self-care milestones were a little delayed.

He got better and we were discharged, but I still kept observing him, hoping that the delays would self-rectify. They didn’t. Read the rest of Alison’s story here.

Kenyan Autism Mom – My Story

Please follow Alison’s blog, and if you know of a colleague, friend, sister, cousin, aunt, neighbor or anybody who has a child with autism, share Alison’s insights with them. Parenting is all about learning from each other. May you be encouraged by her journey.

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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


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