This week, my two year-old son took his first walk outside.
He did it independently, with a gait-trainer, and he walked for just short of a 100-foot stretch.
At the beginning of our walk, I thought I felt my vertebrae go on strike and my lower back nearly give out as I hunched over to help steer his walker.
It can be hard to be a friend to a special needs parent sometimes.
We can be highly sensitive, emotional people.
We’re tired (all the time), we’re busy (all the time), we’re worried (all the time).
Scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate how well nerves of the central nervous system are insulated, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.
There’s no way you’d spot us in a crowd. We don’t have a secret handshake. But somehow, special needs parents always manage to find each other. Maybe it’s that unmistakable look of exhaustion and resolve many of us wear. Whatever it is, I’ve been part of this family for 20 years.
In December, amidst much euphoria, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the ABLE Act of 2014 (Achieving a Better Life Experience).
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