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.
Stories of Courage and Inspiration
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 […]
Our son Tyler is now 19 years old and has made such progress in his program provided by the New Britain School System called C.L.I.M.B. This program has given Tyler the independence and confidence to work in different environments and learn to socialize with his coworkers and build his social skills needed to become a […]