Caroline McGraw is a would-be "childhood paleontologist" who digs for treasure in people. She writes about finding meaning in the most challenging relationships at A Wish Come Clear. Likewise, Caroline specializes in copywriting, helping non-profits and small businesses with a disability support focus tell their story online, so that they can feel confident about sharing their work with the world.
I tiptoed out of the living room, hoping to switch my laundry from washer to dryer without the two children noticing my brief absence.
My parents are always reluctant to tell me that Willie’s had a hard time. They want the best for us both; they want him to have good days, and they want to spare me the difficult details.
I stand in the refrigerated section of Sam’s Club, holding a carton of eggs. I pop it open and inspect the eggs, checking for cracks.
“Let's talk on Skype tomorrow,” my mom says, gladness in her voice. I taught my parents to use Skype recently, and they are enamored of the experience.
It was 10:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and I was in tears. Words failed as I tried to explain what was going on.
If you're anything like me, you get a little apprehensive when you hear people make statements such as, “I've given up on setting goals,” or, “I'm not making any New Year's resolutions this year.”
In May of 2011—19 years after I was first diagnosed with autism at age 4—I was on my way to receive my undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University.
“I’m just not sure what to do, or how to help her,” my friend Marie (a pseudonym) said. Her voice trembled slightly.
When I graduated from college, I found out quickly that to support myself in the “real world” I would have to work two jobs.
April wasn’t only Autism Awareness Month. It was National Stress Awareness Month too. Coincidence?
Part II of our story on autistic adults living in rural America.
Friday night, Cameron attended his high school prom. This wasn’t his first prom, as his school invites all high school students to attend each year, and Cameron had attended the year before...
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