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I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love

I See You: Raising Neurotypical and Autistic Sisters with Love

When we brought my seven-year-old stepdaughter with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the hospital to see her new baby sister, her eyes filled with awe.  She sat gently at the foot of the bed, somewhat afraid to touch the wriggling squeaker in daddy’s arms. Throwing glances to my now-deflated belly and back to the wrapped… Continue Reading

Mother of an Autistic Son

Mother of an Autistic Son

I find myself caring for the Chia Pet, Watering it and putting the little plastic bag on it so that the seeds will bloom. I’m not sure if mothers of typical kids would find themselves doing this too. Do all mothers end up feeding their kids’ puppies and watering their kids’ plants? How much should… Continue Reading