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In the Spotlight

Today, I found myself in a mental tug-of-war. My son and his fellow classmates were each asked to wear a t-shirt specifically designed for the purpose of teaching ‘acceptance’. Acceptance of their disabilities, to be exact. On one hand, I’m … Continue reading

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Honesty Does Hurt

How can you be honest when it breaks your heart? Today, I hesitate. There is a multi-page assessment sitting in front me waiting to be filled out. Within the pages are questions about my autistic son’s abilities, whose 18th birthday … Continue reading

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When Professionals Say Give Up

My son has the ability to do whatever he sets his mind to do. I believe that we all do. Only with him, there’s a lot more pushing than there is success. For 16 years I’ve been trying to help … Continue reading

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He’s a Person Too

My son may not talk like others. He may not behave as people would expect. He may appear distant and uninterested. He may even seem content in the world in which his mind resides, without need of companionship or conversation. … Continue reading

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