Caroline McGraw is a would-be "childhood paleontologist" who digs for treasure in people. She writes about finding meaning in the most challenging relationships at A Wish Come Clear. Likewise, Caroline specializes in copywriting, helping non-profits and small businesses with a disability support focus tell their story online, so that they can feel confident about sharing their work with the world.
This is one of those columns that I never want to write. These are the stories I wish I didn't have to tell. But, of course, those are the ones that need to be written.
To paraphrase Tolstoy, happy homecomings are all alike; every unhappy homecoming is unhappy in its own way.
Don't you just love it when things don't go as planned?
It's always a strange feeling when someone asks you to lead a group you've never been a part of before.
What happens when a group of young people with autism set out to do the impossible; that is, to stage and star in a full-length musical?
I no longer have the best letter I ever received. I let it go earlier this year, because I knew that, even if I threw away the paper itself, I'd never forget the contents.
Last Tuesday my sister Connie had to have a surgery.
Here's what really gets to us about the holiday season. It's not the way advertisers assault us, though that's troubling.
By the time you read this, I will have returned from a week’s vacation in Florida with my family.
Schedule-based living, however, can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, a schedule orders the day, the expectations, and is comforting to Madison who has difficulty with transitions....
The search for a postsecondary program for a student like Cameron is not much fun. It’s actually pretty awful.
Last week I had the opportunity to head to Washington, DC to attend the “Autism Speaks to Washington” summit.
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