Elopement is a terrifying word for a parent of a child with autism, and even more so for parents of children who lack verbal skills.
If it’s not retarded, it might be "short bus" or even a word so seemingly benign as “special”. But make no mistake—there’s no love behind these words.
Each year when I send my daughter off to her first day of school, it hurts. Like physically, in my gut, hurts. My breathing feels shallow. My heart seems to skip beats.
Parenting a child with ADHD can feel a bit like you’re walking in the dark—you tiptoe around, unsure of what you will come up against. Sometimes you may say or do something to set...
I spent yet another day at the doctor's office trying to convince the staff that my daughter is not invisible just because she has special needs.
Forget report cards. No grade can measure who my daughter truly is. She is so far beyond "outstanding" in every way to those who know and love her.