Rebecca Faye Smith Galli is a freelance writer and columnist who resides in Lutherville, Maryland. She serves on the Board of Directors for Pathfinders for Autism. You can learn more about her and read more of her work at From Where I Sit.
“So how’s Madison,” my new caregiver asked as she was driving me to my next appointment.
I saw stars. We had just finished the 30-day review meeting of Madison’s adult placement.
Maybe I came to visit too soon. “Can I see the mark?” I asked near the end of our FaceTime session. “Sure,” the assistant said.
She did it. She wore the cap and gown. I knew she would “graduate.” We have been checking off therapy and educational goals since she was 13 months old.
I was ready for the meeting, but still felt unprepared. We were to discuss a change in programming for Madison—that part was nothing new.
It was Tuesday. Finally, we were back on our lunch-with-Mommy schedule and were ordering our usual McDonald’s lunch ...
As my journey through adulthood continues, I am constantly becoming aware of new and unfamiliar responsibilities as they present themselves.
On a trip to Arizona three years ago, my son Mickey asked to visit the airport gift shop. He rummaged through a display of stuffed animals.
Since I wrote of Cameron’s postsecondary funding dilemma last week, not much progress has been made.
Over the last year or so I’ve talked to parents who have children that have been newly diagnosed with ASD.
Whenever I share stories of my family's experience with Willie's aggressive and self-injurious behavior, I'm always concerned that the accounts will seem over the top to some ...
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