Hello, I am Ashli Mintoya, I am a mother to a wonderful little boy name Erik Elijah who has autism when I discovered that my son has autism I truly got depressed but not for me but more for my son. I didn't want him to have a hard life but I soon realized that if I do everything I can as a mother and make sure he has the best in everything life will be all right and God will see me through it. My faith has gotten me a long way, to be honest, I was so lost without my faith. I didn't know what direction in life I was going. I always felt like an outsider and like I didn't belong for the most part I was always criticized, But I found my purpose through praying, healing and forgiving.