July is Fragile X Awareness Month. I know, you may be thinking, “Fragile what???” and that’s okay. There are doctors, teachers, and therapists who are unfamiliar with Fragile X Syndrome. Awareness is really needed.
One of the really fun things about being a parent is recreating and reliving your best childhood memories with your children. But when my two sons with autism were growing up, it soon became clear that I was going to have to seriously rethink my Independence Day celebration.
This touching essay has been shared many times, especially with parents whose children have been newly diagnosed. Some parts resonate with every parent who has a child with special needs. Why? Because I think this essay resonates with every parent. Period.