Sunday, April 15, 2012

Holly Peete Relishes role as Autism Poster Parent

Holly Peete with her husband
Rodney and their children.
DETROIT -- Actress Holly Robinson Peete wants what any mother wants for her kids -- a future in which they're safe and genuinely loved long after she is gone.
Most parents can assume their children will find that, one way or another. For Peete and her 14-year-old son, R.J., who has autism, that's no guarantee.
"As a mom, you worry about protecting your kid," Peete says. "But there are extra added layers of fears when you're talking about a kid with autism or who has some special needs issue. You worry about him being bullied, about being treated unfairly. You worry about him doing the wrong thing in public and it being misconstrued."

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