Faith Clarke’s son, Jaedon, was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. Since then, she’s been on a roller coaster of parenthood. But Faith isn’t the kind of person who just lets things happen. She armed herself with knowledge, awareness and resources — enough to go around to other parents who were unexpectedly living out the journey of Autism with their children.
After Jaedon was diagnosed, Faith eventually created the organization, Melody of Autism to provided resources, community and support for other families. She wrote the book “Parenting Like a Ninja” and has become a fierce advocate for children and parents in the Autism community.
In our interview, Faith speaks about how faith impacted her experience with a child with special needs and poignantly, how God showed her how her son was answering the prayers of many people. She felt God was giving her a responsibility and an opportunity to offer hope and help to others — and she took it. What I loved most about our conversation was when Faith told me why she called her organization “Melody of Autism.” She said this:
“Find the music, don’t be in conflict with it — but be in alignment with it. So many therapies were trying to stop Autism and trying to control it and I shifted to try and understand my son and be in sync with him. When you an come in sync with yourself…can we step into peace and harmony and flow WITH, not against, the life we have?”
Amen and amen! I think this applies to our lives in a multitude of ways and is wisdom for the ages. Faith is also a podcaster, a writer and has a new venture for entrepreneurial moms in the Autism space. Talk about an inspirational lady!
What We Talked About:
- Melody of Autism
- Parenting Like a Ninja
- Autastic Biz Moms
- Disrupt & L.E.A.D. podcast
- How I Built This
- Revisionist History
- Life Coach School podcast
- The Go Giver (book)
Jamaican recipe Faith mentioned: Bread fruit fried in coconut oil with codfish and tomatoes stir fried with onions!
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