Tag Archives: autism

Story: A heart shattered by a glimpse into autism

Sometimes I read a story that hits me so hard I just can’t stop thinking about it. I keep rolling it around in my head, looking for answers, but knowing there are no simple answers when it comes to autism. … Continue reading

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Facing autism with courage, and lots of heart

When I began writing this blog, to celebrate ordinary people who act with extraordinary courage, Lisa Ackerman was one of the first people I featured. My brother and sis-in-law know Lisa personally, and they will be the first to acknowledge … Continue reading

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The Courage to teach from the heart

Captain Bill Cannata of the Westwood Massachusetts Fire Department could be considered courageous simply because of the job he does day-in and day-out keeping his community safe.  But, as the father of an autistic son, Bill saw the need to … Continue reading

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Day 103: Healing waves

To me, some of the most courageous people on the planet today are the parents of children with autism, a daily challenge that can consume the lives of their entire family.  The common thread that I have witnessed with many … Continue reading

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Day 17: Courage to stand up for what’s right

I’ve never been a fan of politics, or politicians. But there are times when some things become necessary, and today was that day for me. I attended a rally at the California state capital in support of a bill that … Continue reading

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Day 15: Courage to Make a Difference – TACA

Lisa and Glen Ackerman are great examples of courage to me. They may not think of themselves this way, but I’m sure I can find thousands of parents who would agree with me.  Finding themselves faced with the fact that … Continue reading

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Day 10: Bravery and compassion

Today I’m thinking of the daily bravery of those who seek to make the world a better, more accepting place for those with disabilities.  I’m also thinking about how brave everyone who lives with a challenge of any kind has … Continue reading

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