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Caryn Sullivan
Caryn Sullivan is a contributing columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press Opinion page. She is an erratic scribe on her blog, Perspective (, as well as a contributor to She is the author of “Dancing with Despair,” published in the anthology Special Gifts: Women Writers on the Heartache, the Happiness and the Hope of Raising a Special Needs Child. In 2009 she was honored with the ARC of Minnesota Community Media Excellence Award.

A retired attorney, Caryn has been her son’s autism advocate since his diagnosis in 1993. With the help of Web M.D. she’s honed her skills as her family’s medical crisis manager. Currently crisis-free, Caryn is developing her skills as a storyteller. She enjoys speaking and writing about autism as well as surviving the tough stuff in life.

Blog Entries by Caryn Sullivan

Searching for the Magic Forest

0 Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 5:01 PM

Time can be our ally. It can also be our adversary. For months now, I have been marking its passage with ever-growing dread. By the end of May, our school district will have fulfilled its mandate to educate my son. As its' obligation is being extinguished, mine is being rekindled...

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