Jayden not only has autism, she is also transgender. She was assigned male at birth, but was never a "typical" boy. Jayden was diagnosed with autism at age 10, however, I knew early on that she was different. I had a very hard time getting doctors to take my concerns seriously. At age 11, Jayden came out as transgender. Jayden is one of the most courageous people I know. She overcomes many obstacles every single day. If there's one thing I want people to know about my child it would be that she is a person with feelings. She can tell when you are being judgmental, she knows when you're being unkind toward her. She just wants to be treated like everyone else. There's so much to love about Jayden. My life is so much better because I get to be her mom.
Ashley, mother of Jayden