For parents of children diagnosed with autism, life can be hectic, crazy and sometimes lonely.
While these parents love their children and know them better than anyone else, life is often full of surprises.
Dee Hall and Rebekah Emerson mothers of children diagnosed within the spectrum of autism knew how they were benefiting from sharing information with each other. Both families live in the Lehighton area.
That is why they formed a local support group for parents of autism spectrum children, "Carbon County Advocates for Hope," which meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton.
"We formed this organization to give hope to families affected by autism," said Emerson. She has a son with Asperger's syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Hall's son has autism and epilepsy.
Emerson said she and Hall formed the support group to share information about services and treatments that will help o