INFLUENCER Erin McGregor has shared an emotional post about her son’s autism.
The former Dancing With The Stars contestant’s son Harry, 7, was diagnosed with sensory issues three years ago and is non-verbal.
Erin has spoken openly in the past about her worries about him and her difficulties communicating with Harry.
The Dublin beauty celebrated Halloween with her little one by dressing him up as Thor – the Marvel Comics superhero.
The businesswoman shared a picture of Harry posing in his costume on Instagram today, giving her followers a glimpse into her evening.
She said, “Can we take another minute for our THOR? He didn’t want to go door to door, so we adapted.”
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“I remember the days of crying and worrying and hating events. I feel so much stronger in the last year. We found a good way.”
“I feel like I’ve found some acceptance that things aren’t the way I thought they would be. They are so much better, but sometimes it takes time to get there.”
Erin opened up about the “tough” roller coaster ride she’s been through and offered advice for fans going through something similar.
She said: “I feel like this part of parenting hasn’t been talked about. It brought a lot of judgment, but thisIs this possible and is it part of my journey?
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“I have spoken to many who are like me and I wonder if this phase will ever pass. I’m here now to tell you that this is the case for me.”
“It’s a roller coaster ride and right now I’m riding along the beautiful, peaceful peak.”
“It’s okay to still try to figure everything outis hard and the fight is damn hard. But it’s our job to hold each other up #asdparenting #autismawareness.”
Erin’s friends and fans flooded the comments section with love, praising her for her “beautifully written” message.
Paula wrote: “Handsome Thor. I think you hit the nail on the head, Erin – it’s only when we stop worrying about what Halloween/Christmas/birthdays should look like for our kids that we realize the true joy and get used to it.” do you and us happy.
“It took me a while to accept this, but now we have created new ways and traditions to meet the needs of our sons. We didn’t go trick-or-treating, and that’s okay.”
Denise said: “You look great, well done. Harry said well, my beautiful boy is 12 and autistic and last night was his first time trick or treating with his little brother.”
Siobhan commented: “Well said, he looks great, well done Harry. My boy feels the same but this year he put on the costume for two minutes which was a win for me, once he’s happy that’s all that matters.”
Grainne added: “Beautifully written.”