Luann – “Debby, why are you crying? Were you worried I wasn’t coming to visit?” Debby – “No, I was crying because I heard a song that made me sad.” Luann – “What song did you hear that made you so sad?” Debby – “I heard ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ by The Platters.” Luann […]
Stories of Courage and Inspiration
If I had grown up surrounded by less autism, I think I would have had very little motivation to discover my truth. I was born with a quiet inner voice; one that whispered self-consciously, though it wanted to be heard. However, its timid ways were easy for me to ignore and with less autism to […]
Edwin Girling and I met a young man named Tyler two years ago. He would drive by our shop, Meriden Manufacturing, with his Dad and say “Hi Guys.” After that first meeting, we asked his Dad to pull over so we could get to know the young man who said hello to us every day. […]
Miller is 14 years old and a part of a busy household with three boys, hectic sports schedules, homework and a lot of love. Miller was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a preschooler. He is embraced by his parents, his brothers, his extended family and the entire community. He may not know all the […]
Like many other children on the autism spectrum and with sensory processing disorders, my son has a difficult time with haircuts. He doesn’t like anybody messing with his head. As he grows older, he can be even more resistant. Kudos to Tammy, a stylist at Snip-its hair salon, for her patience and creativity. On a […]
Thanks to the Hospital for Special Care for creating the Spectrum of Kindness!
On April 11, 2014 the New Britain High School varsity baseball team dedicated it’s game to Autism awareness. Players wore blue cleats and parents sold puzzle piece ribbons at the front gate. The game also featured facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as testimonials from families affected by ASD. This is the second year […]
We are so proud that our son wanted to do an Autism Awareness Video. Please share with your families and friends.
I am the proud parent of two children with an autism spectrum disorder. When my son reached the age to start little league we knew the mainstream little league would be a challenge for him to navigate and that is when we found our local Challenger League. Aidan was apprehensive (to say the least) when […]
One year ago we found out our son is on the Spectrum, one month after our second son was born. He has since had a full year in our local preschool program and has at least eight professionals on his team. Last winter was very tough in terms of having him be comfortable with his brother. […]