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.
I couldn’t take a bite of my salad—he wouldn’t let me.
It's always an expectant trip. We leave around 10:00 a.m. for the 58-mile drive to have lunch with my daughter, Each Tuesday is the same--yet different. We never know which Madison will greet us.
Summer’s coming! We may have dodged the extreme snowfall of recent years, but not the planning required to make sure our kids with autism have summer activities ...
It’s that time of year again for our family—the preparation for Madison’s Individualized Educational Plan ...
It’s the phone call you don’t want to receive. “Ms. Galli,” she began. “This is Ashley from Camp Greentop.” My heart sank, wondering what Madison had done ...
I hadn’t had any calls from the school to report aggression or self injurious behaviors that week—always a plus. The pollen count was down and the weather was mild—both
As my journey through adulthood continues, I am constantly becoming aware of new and unfamiliar responsibilities as they present themselves.
On a trip to Arizona three years ago, my son Mickey asked to visit the airport gift shop. He rummaged through a display of stuffed animals.
Since I wrote of Cameron’s postsecondary funding dilemma last week, not much progress has been made.
Over the last year or so I’ve talked to parents who have children that have been newly diagnosed with ASD.
Whenever I share stories of my family's experience with Willie's aggressive and self-injurious behavior, I'm always concerned that the accounts will seem over the top to some ...
With April being Autism Awareness Month, everyone is getting into the spirit of helping out when it come to this cause.
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