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.
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.
Either way, I knew I was going to cry.
My son answered the phone, covered the mouthpiece, and whispered the admission director’s name.
I couldn’t take a bite of my salad—he wouldn’t let me.
It's always an expectant trip. We leave around 10:00 a.m. for the 58-mile drive to have lunch with my daughter, Each Tuesday is the same--yet different. We never know which Madison will greet us.
Summer’s coming! We may have dodged the extreme snowfall of recent years, but not the planning required to make sure our kids with autism have summer activities ...
It’s that time of year again for our family—the preparation for Madison’s Individualized Educational Plan ...
April wasn’t only Autism Awareness Month. It was National Stress Awareness Month too. Coincidence?
Part II of our story on autistic adults living in rural America.
Friday night, Cameron attended his high school prom. This wasn’t his first prom, as his school invites all high school students to attend each year, and Cameron had attended the year before...
Our family originally qualified for Supplementary Security income for Cody when he was four years old. I was a single mother, not working at the time and my husband, Bill,
At present, I’m not a parent. I don’t have a son or daughter of my own, but if ever I do, I have a very specific item at the top of my parenting to-do list.
When I was very young, I remember using the telephone in my parents’ house to call a home shopping network in an attempt to get a pretty-looking umbrella.
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