Friday, September 2, 2011

On Raising a Child with Autism

Parenting is challenging at the best of times, but occasionally something comes along that’s a whole lot bigger than the sitter getting sick or baby refusing to sleep.
Tom Fields-Meyer’s middle son, Ezra, was two-and-a-half years old when a preschool teacher dropped the hint there might be something wrong. The eventual diagnosis? Autism.
At the time, neither dad nor mom knew much about neurological disorders, although it was clear says Fields-Meyer, that their son, now age 15, was “a bit unusual.” But the diagnosis set the stage for development, discovery and ultimately acceptance.

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