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Tag Archives: Family
Caring for a child who has autism is the ultimate labor of love. Your child always needs you and you need to be there for your child. Yet despite your best intentions, there are recurring moments in every parent or … Continue reading
My husband and I are both practicing physicians. We are blessed with two lovely children – Raphael and Ysabell. Sometime in 2001, I decided to lay low in my medical practice and devote more time for our family. It came … Continue reading
It is a lot easier said than done when I say I graduated from high school. It took some real hard work, a lot of patience, a great team of people, and a great amount of determination from my part … Continue reading
Friendship is a truly wonderful thing: a unique blend of affection, loyalty, love, respect, trust, and loads of fun. Isn’t this something we all strive for? Sadly, children with autism are either unable to or struggle to develop these deep, … Continue reading
Day after day in the summer heat, Kara assumes the responsibility of painting face after face of the students with autism. Never stopping, she continues until every child has had the opportunity to participate. The children, engrossed in watching the … Continue reading
Imagine having someone come at you with scissors to cut your nails or hair. Imagine someone turning on clippers to give you a buzz cut. Imagine the metal glint of the scissors and the menacing drone of those clippers. Now … Continue reading
Living with your child, you don’t see the changes little by little as they happen. One day, I looked at my son, Jeremy, and realized he was already up to my chin, and that he was growing facial hair. His … Continue reading
Mom, in class today, we read a story about a younger brother who had an older brother with special needs,” said JP, my younger son, on an early fall day last year as we drove home from school. “Wow,” I … Continue reading
Sometimes when I do something nice for my husband or compliment what he’s wearing, he flashes that slow grin and says, “I love you too.” Cocky, I think - I didn’t say “I love you.” I do love him, even … Continue reading