Caroline McGraw is a would-be childhood paleontologist turned writer, digging for treasure in people and uncovering sacred stories in ordinary days. She writes about choosing love, losing fear and finding home at A Wish Come Clear. Visit and receive free copies of Caroline's digital books, "Your Creed of Care: How to Dig for Treasure in People (Without Getting Buried Alive)" and "Love's Subversive Stance: Ground Yourself and Grow in Relationship."

No Need to Feel Sorry

Last week, as part of my current care-giving role, I assisted an older gentleman named Stuart with his personal care routines. 

Group Homes: Finding and Assessing a Residence

Once a family has determined that a group home is the right residential placement, the process of finding and assessing one begins.

Nothing But Yes

After last week’s column, I was asked, “Do you think about what it would be like to have a kid with autism yourself?” And I do. 

Baby, You Were Born This Way

While babysitting for my friends’ young son this weekend, I couldn’t help but wonder about my brother Willie as an infant. What was he like back then, before his autism diagnosis? 

Run Away Laughing

When my brother Willie was younger, I knew just how to make him laugh. All I had to do was initiate our favorite game. As children, we developed a fairly elaborate game that we called, “Run away.”

Telling Truth from Lies

If Willie and I had not been siblings, I probably would never have chosen to live and work with adults with disabilities.