Sharing real stories about raising her son with disabilities helped this writer feel less alone in the hyper-curated online world. But, as she learned, truth on social media is all relative.
On the eve of her son’s 10th birthday—his first living away from home—the writer grapples with her changing expectations for him as she contemplates his future.
No one can understand Donna Beegle’s outrage, and the passion behind her United lawsuit, like the mother of an autistic child.
As a child, the writer controlled who knew about her gay father’s sexuality. But as an adult, compartmentalizing her identity as the mother of a severely autistic child isn’t as easy.
A mother of an autistic son reveals why the anti-vaccination mouthpiece should instead publicize resources that help families raising kids on the spectrum.