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.
Tomorrow is the day. I hope I'm ready for it. Nine of us will gather around the table and for one last time make a set of goals for Madison.
It must have been the boots. On December 28, we celebrated Madison's Christmas—another floating holiday for our family.
We’d prepared a Madison feast. Seven of us had gathered to celebrate a "floating holiday" together.
It wasn’t my idea. Three weeks ago, she asked if Madison would be home before the holidays.
It’s that time again. Time to replenish the reservoir of talented folks who help me manage life—mine and Madison’s, my 20-year-old daughter with autism.
It had been three weeks. The wedding, illness, and a recurring car issue had prevented our weekly visit ...
Victory is ours! I've just received a text message from my mom, alerting me to the fact that she and my dad are signing their will and Willie's special needs trust papers this morning. ...
It is that time of year again, when families get together for holidays and people start Christmas shopping.
My daughter wrote a monologue for an acting class about growing up with a sibling on the spectrum.
I’ve come down with an early case of the “Bah Humbugs” this year.
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.
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