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Family Stories

Adam Kantrowitz

When my son, Adam, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two and a half years old, my world as I knew it was forever changed. Not only was I a new mother with a six month old daughter, but I now had a son with a disability, one that few understood. In preparing to raise a child with autism, I quickly learned that I needed to become a staunch advocate for my son. Advocate and mother are words that seem innately interchangeable, but as a mother living with a child with autism, you become an advocate in ways never before imagined. Read More

Kevin Hamelin

The Hamelin Family – Approaching Transition – This is their story . . .
Mike and Kathy have been married 24 years and have 3 children, Kevin 20, Todd 18, and Ryan 16. Kevin and Ryan have Autism.
Kevin wants to own his own landscaping business when he graduates from his private specialized day school next year. He has great skills in fixing machinery. He can fix a lawn mower or snow blower and other yard equipment in his spare time. He also does well mowing and snow blowing, with adult support. He loves to help people, and also loves music and dancing. Kevin has a great personality and can communicate verbally, but needs assistance with daily living skills, social skills as well as managing behaviors. Read More

Jonathan Huggon

Often I hear the question directed to children, “So, what do you want to be when you grow up?” Most often the child’s response will indicate his or her greatest interests, hobbies and talents, better known as “dreams.” Children are encouraged to share their dreams and visions they have for their future. Even before a child is born parents begin dreaming and creating a vision for their baby. But when a parent is faced with raising a child with a disability or chronic illness, we can easily forget about those dreams or worse, believe that they are forever shattered. Read More

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