Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Families Struggle to Cope with Autism

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Nestled in the pews of a Greenwich church for the First Communion ceremony of her 9-year-old son last summer, Brenda Landsman gazed with bittersweet longing at the line of little girls, twirling in white dresses as flowers dangled from their hair.
Landsman's 10-year-old daughter, Katie, would not be able to participate in this sacred ceremony of the Catholic faith because her autism rendered her incapable of understanding the concept of "Jesus' love for her," the pastor said.

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