Wow was this article an eye-opener! Talks about day-to-day struggles of being a mom to a child with autism. I can’t imagine what a blessing these kiddos can be for their parents and families, but also how overwhelming it must be for parents to care for them financially and emotionally. Parents of ALL children truly are superheroes. I have so much respect for special needs parents who never become empty-nesters, like my parents. My brother has Down syndrome and will always be their adult-aged child. I’m sure my parents and other parents who have children with disabilities have experienced a wide variety of emotions throughout their lives. Kudos to them–keep setting the example of what parents can (and should) do!
Check our this commentary sometime that was recently published in the online Chicago Tribune.