I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
I remember years ago when my son Charlie was just under 2, before his autism diagnosis, we had started a 529 Savings Plan for both of my children to help save towards college. I was excited that we were starting early and hopeful by doing this we would be able to pay for their college years later without them struggling with loans. Month after month we deposited the monies they recommended we put in to ensure our 2 kids had enough to pay their tuition and fees down the road.
Well little did I know just over a year later we would hear, “Your child has autism.” I remember early on when I was going through the checklist of things we needed to “tackle”, college was one of those. In fact at the initial diagnosis that was my husband’s first question, “Will my son be able to go to school or even college?” I recall a few months after the diagnosis asking myself, should we stop putting money in this account? At this time, my hope was not so big. I was still grappling with what the future may look like and trying to learn about “this autism”.
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