Category: Special Needs

“Do I hate autism?” I found myself awake one night wrestling with that question. It had been a harder evening than most, one wherein my son had dealt with...

Thursday morning, 4:00 A.M. We tiptoe into our four-year-old son, Matt’s room. We need to pick him up and transfer him asleep into the car. “You do it. You’re better,” my...

After completing her spelling and math homework, my daughter asked me if she could play on her iPad. I told her she could and then she said, “Wait! What...

I grew up in the church. Scratch that. For the better part of my youth I lived at the church because of how often I was there: leadership, worship, small...

About two years ago, I brought my then 18-month-old son to the Children’s Museum to spend the day with some friends and their children. This day at the museum,...

Have you ever been so tired that the taste of cheap coffee seems like a blessing? Have you, looking into the mirror, not been able to remember the last...

My oldest son, Ross, is autistic. He was diagnosed when he was 3 and is now a happy, thriving 6-year-old who just started kindergarten. Last spring we went to...

Nothing major, but all these little comments from your child’s teacher pile up: He rushes through work. He is bored. He doesn’t write anything down in his assignment notebook. Disorganized....

When I was camped out in the neonatal intensive care for the first ten weeks of my son’s life, I talked to a great many specialists. When your child...

I’m not a doctor, teacher, psychologist, lawyer, or scientist but I’m a mom of 3 boys: 6-year-old twins Alex and Max, and a very special 19-year-old boy, Nicky. This is...