I. The Aunt
Amid bloodied linens and basins of tepid water
in my sister’s drafty farmhouse, I held this pitiful creature
in my hands. Look at her, she’s not going to make it. 120 more words
There are so few books about Autism Spectrum Disorders written from a female perspective, especially of those few published in the 80’s and 90’s, when Autism was still considered a mysterious malady and high-functioning ASD and Asperger’s had barely even entered the picture. 504 more words
NO CRY, MUMMY!
It is an emotional moment for any parent when their child achieves something monumental.
When you have spent day after day, month after month – even years – watching your child tirelessly try and try and try again with a steely determination to succeed and you know that all you need is to keep patient, never under estimate, encourage and wait, it is impossible to see them write their name for the first time without feeling a little tearful. 60 more words