"The Art of Surviving Autism.....Our Life is a Circus".


         For over 20 years I have shared my life with my rock and roll son, Phoenix Sebastian.

I have taught him to be the most he can be and let him be all he wants to be.

Phoenix just happens to be Autistic. 

 He inspires me daily by everything he does and in everything I do.

    I am in the process of writing my first book "Our Life is a Circus" . The title is a quote from a man I dated who was often a reluctant spectator in our Dervish life, until one day he declared

  "I can't handle it anymore. Your life is a circus".​ 

    He wasn't telling me anything I didn't already know. Our life IS a circus. Everyday Phoenix surprises the world with a new performance. He does so with the greatest of ease, without a director, rehearsals or even a script, with lots of costume changes and music. His only safety net is me. When out in public Phoenix is the star attraction. He always has an attentive audience, willing or not. Phoenix has sat on an alligator, tussled with a snake (that he brought into the house), picked swarms of bees off flowers without being stung, wrestled an elephant and rode a white horse like Elvis.

 He has yet to tango with a tiger. But believes he will!

The Art of Surviving Autism is a reflection on the lighter side of living with a loved one with Autism.

Phoenix is a Fire Bird and the star performer. 

I am the Ring Master.

As the saying goes "let the  show begin!".

You can applaud  after you read my book.

​​​​​​​​​​Clothing Designer, Author,

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​​​​​​​Heidi Kure