My son Nicholas has high functioning autism. He became an Eagle Scout when he was in ninth grade. He continues to give back to his community. He recently planned a Zumba to promote awareness and sold t-shirts. He speaks to local businesses and civic groups about autism and his experiences. He hopes to make things […]
Stories of Courage and Inspiration
On April 28, Kent Pierce from WTNH visited Hospital for Special Care to inform the community about Spectrum of Kindness and the inpatient autism unit.
I am not a mother of a child who has autism, but an aunt and a big sister. I am helping to raise my niece and have been close to my little brother. My niece is my best friend I love helping her learn new things and watching her get inspired on a day to […]
My daughter, Grace, is almost 5 and is on the autism spectrum. She is nonverbal but is fierce and friendly and much braver than her father. She has had more doctors than years. They have included a neurologist, a neurogeneticist, a nephrologist, a radiologist, a pediatric dentist capable of using necessary sedation to fill ordinary […]
Connecticut’s State Comptroller tells a story of his two oldest children on the spectrum and how he was glad he introduced them to a very understanding police officer.
Connecticut’s State Comptroller recalls how a preschool teacher went above and beyond to comfort one of his sons on the spectrum.
Connecticut’s State Comptroller captures the true spirit of the “Spectrum of Kindness” by recalling how a professional photographer befriended his son on the autism spectrum and encouraged his interest in photography.
An inspiring story from Woodstock Academy whose body of students work together to promote inclusion and acceptance. There’s a strong initiative to have a more organized effort to bring to light awareness and acceptance of the wide spectrum of autism and the variety of ways people’s minds work.
One of my best childhood memories was having fun with my cousins attending the weddings of family members. For my son Christopher with autism, this experience was not the same because of the fear that there would be a scene. Even my friends’ families excluded him from attending functions for fear of behavior. There was […]
I began working at a small New England boarding school fresh out of college, but never intended to make a career of teaching. Like most special needs families our first child brought nothing but excitement. Our daughter Casey was the first child and was surrounded by 240 babysitters and role models. Liam came into the […]