Rebecca Faye Smith Galli is a freelance writer and columnist who resides in Lutherville, Maryland. She serves on the Board of Directors for Pathfinders for Autism. You can learn more about her and read more of her work at From Where I Sit.
Schedule-based living, however, can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, a schedule orders the day, the expectations, and is comforting to Madison who has difficulty with transitions.
She stuffed the fries back in the box, shoved it into the McDonald’s bag, and stood up midway in her meal.
“So how’s Madison,” my new caregiver asked as she was driving me to my next appointment.
I saw stars. We had just finished the 30-day review meeting of Madison’s adult placement.
Maybe I came to visit too soon. “Can I see the mark?” I asked near the end of our FaceTime session. “Sure,” the assistant said.
She did it. She wore the cap and gown. I knew she would “graduate.” We have been checking off therapy and educational goals since she was 13 months old.
Last Tuesday my sister Connie had to have a surgery.
Here's what really gets to us about the holiday season. It's not the way advertisers assault us, though that's troubling.
By the time you read this, I will have returned from a week’s vacation in Florida with my family.
Schedule-based living, however, can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, a schedule orders the day, the expectations, and is comforting to Madison who has difficulty with transitions....
The search for a postsecondary program for a student like Cameron is not much fun. It’s actually pretty awful.
Last week I had the opportunity to head to Washington, DC to attend the “Autism Speaks to Washington” summit.
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