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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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Love deeply

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.   Lao Tzu  – Chinese Taoist Philosopher (600 BC)

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See the need and respond

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I … 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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A young girls courage to give

Rachel Beckwith was fast approaching her 9th birthday and had one wish, to have all of her friends donate $9 each to a charity that would bring wells and fresh water to villages that had none.  It was her goal … Continue reading

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Courage to Inspire

“I believe in always gracing this earth with your talents so that they reflect the inner you and help others.” Inspiring words, especially from a 20 year old. But this young woman has managed to go beyond ideas in her … Continue reading

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