Jamie Schwed is a 31-year-old wife and devoted mother of two children who rock and roll the spectrum. A day in the life of me consists of coffee, IEP meetings, meltdowns, floor time and lots and lots of positive reinforcement with more coffee readily available. Although daily challenges arise with raising children with special needs, we try our hardest to look at autism as an empowering ability to see the world more clearly and free of mindless hatred that our world is plagued with. As a mother, I have made it my life mission to make sure my children are treated with the same respect and love every child deserve regardless of a label. Cheers to my fellow autism mom and dads. You all inspire me!