Monroe also serves up a ripe bed of emotions. Readers will identify with these women and go through their hurts and their healing. Tears will be shed as the innermost secrets of their hearts are exposed. Plus there are external situations that will touch the readers in a most expansive way.
I know with certainty the difference between typical childhood behaviors and what I see exhibited by my son.
Can music save lives? Listen to and watch professional pianist, composer, author, and American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) artist spokesperson ...
This was the title of yet another one-sided discussion on this subject area that I read this week. What seems to be missing in all such discussions ...
Airplanes have always been a huge source of delight for my daughter Eliza, who was born with Atypical Rett Syndrome. So you can only imagine Eliza's thrill when she recently took her very first commercial flight to NYC.
I am supposed to be the one to soothe him, to tell him... what on Earth am I supposed to tell him? That it will be fine? That it sucks? That I'm sorry?
I recall feeling envious of his ability to just be one with her. We were both first-time parents with very little experience with babies. While I sat thinking, Will he drop her? Is she OK? He quietly slept as though he'd been holding her in his arms forever. It was a beautiful moment.
Actress Holly Robinson Peete was great to interview as she was a memory from my teen years, her collecting interests began with a favorite item from her childhood, and one of her passions has to do with children.
I think it is important for us as parents of special needs children to realize that the world is catching on -- that others are opening their hearts to these amazing children and their families.
I'm not hard-pressed to find positives in my daughter's autism diagnosis, and I'm guessing Woody and Jessie might feel the same.
Having a child with autism was a significant concern of mine prior to the birth of my first child Alexis back in January 2006. But then, on April 10, 2008 cancer knocked on our door and without an invitation took up residence in our then 27-mont-old daughter Alexis. Mr. Alan, do you still wish your kids had cancer?
As a child I was blessed with the gift of travel. My family traveled extensively, all across the globe and I wanted to give this gift to my own two ch...
Although I had never considered myself an activist, my work in my American Sign Language class inspired me to learn more about the world of disabilities.
If you had asked me what Kate's greatest sensory discomfort was, I would have said it was related to her hair. Until today, she did not let us brush her hair and a proper haircut was out of the question. Then something changed.
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Watching him skip and jump, I promised myself I would continue to be inspired by this family. On those long days when I'm convinced I lost the genetic lottery with autism, I will remind myself that this not a game to win or lose, but a life of love and hope and possibility.