Monday, April 30, 2012

Divorce and Autism: Avoidable or Inevitable

From Huffington Post's Elaine Hall.

My first marriage was in trouble long before we adopted our 23-month-old son, Neal, from a Russian orphanage. That Neal was diagnosed with autism shortly before his 3rd birthday, only put Miracle-Gro on an already fragile family system.
Sure, the stresses of autism were undeniable: Neal didn't sleep (which, of course, meant our sleep was compromised). He spun around in circles, opened and closed cabinet doors, pulled pictures off walls and could tantrum for hours. Autism isn't pretty

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