Coming Home

15 Mar

As a mother of a 15-year-old daughter with life-altering autism (she doesn’t talk; can’t stay home by herself; etc.), I felt conflicting emotions reading this terrific story in the March 11 Wall Street Journal. Many children (many of whom are adults according to the calendar, if not functional level) are finally going back to NYC thanks to an abundance of new programs to assist families.

The reunions themselves as well as the additional help make me feel so very happy.

I feel guilty, though, thinking how fortunate my family is by contrast. North Texas has given us so many opportunities for Paige, from therapeutic horseback riding lessons in Keller to cutting-edge behavioral therapies to school professionals who go the extra mile for our girl.

Still, I wanted to share this piece with you because it offers a little more insight into the lives of families with disabled kids.

To read the full Wall Street Journal article, click here.

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