Wisdom Caregiver Jennifer Poston

Jennifer Poston

Jennifer Poston

My name is Jennifer Poston. I live in North Charleston, SC with my husband of 10 years and my boy/girl twins, William and Charlotte. Both William and Charlotte have been diagnosed with high functioning ASD, ADHD, and anxiety. We knew from the time that Will was an infant that he wasn’t quite the same as other children. After a lot of research, meetings with our pediatrician and pleading to her, he was tested and diagnosed PDD-NOS at age 18 months. We moved around a lot for my husband’s job and in each new city, Will had to be re-assessed to receive services. At age 4, he was diagnosed with Autism. By comparison, his twin sister, Charlotte has always been bubbly and talkative and met all of her milestones on time. We made the assumption that she was developing typically. It wasn’t until she began school that we started to notice a lot of her challenges start to emerge. After a good bit of research on the distinct, but sometimes very subtle, differences between autism symptoms in boys and autism symptoms in girls, we made the decision to have Charlotte tested. She was diagnosed with autism at age 6. Our children couldn’t be any more different, but they both very clearly have autism. Because of my past experiences of moving from state to state and having to navigate getting connected with new services and providers, I love helping local families here in Charleston get connected to the right place. I may not always have the right answer, but I have a good handle on who to call to help get you the answer. And I’m passionate about helping other families recognize the signs and symptoms of autism in their daughters, and helping them navigate and explain those differences with their service providers, schools, and extended families.