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Highs and Lows from the (Sometimes) Friendly Skies- One Mother’s Story

Autism and the Kindness and Unkindness of Strangers: Part 5 of 5

Today’s video is the final installment in a series of blogs that looks at the kind and sometimes unkind encounters that parents of children with autism sometimes face. Today we’d like to thank Suzanne D’Atri, a parent of a child with autism, for sharing her story about the kindness of a stranger who helped during her son’s meltdown on a plane.

After filming and hearing their stories, I noted themes emerging. How about you?

Did you notice how parents apologized for what they perceived as their fault for not planning more or better for every eventuality that might occur with their child? For having to quickly respond when the call was made to board the plane. For not taking the iPad away sooner when preparing for take-off. Read full post »

Finding Joy in the Little Things- One Mother’s Story

Autism and the Kindness and Unkindness of Strangers: Part 4 of 5

Today’s video is part of a series of blogs that looks at the kind and sometimes unkind encounters that parents of children with autism sometimes face. Today we’d like to thank Jennifer Di Bona, a parent of a child with autism, for sharing her story of a funny misunderstanding and how sometimes you just have to laugh.
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Clean Up In Aisle 2- One Mother’s Story

Autism and the Kindness and Unkindness of Strangers: Part 3 of 5

Today’s video is part of a series of blogs that looks at the kind and sometimes unkind encounters that parents of children with autism sometimes face. Today we’d like to thank Katrina Davis, a parent of a child with autism, for sharing her story of a trip with her son to the grocery store.

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Good Cop, Bad Cop and Autism- One Mother’s Story

Autism and the Kindness and Unkindness of Strangers: Part 2 of 5

Today’s video is part of a series of blogs that looks at the kind and sometimes unkind encounters that parents of children with autism sometimes face. Today we’d like to thank Shannon Ramsey, a parent of a child with autism, for sharing her story of how one police officer’s understanding made all the difference when her son went missing.

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Autism and The Kindness and Unkindness of Strangers- Part 1 of 5

Parenting a child with autism means lots of ups and downs, sameness and unpredictability, laughter and tears.

And with each of those  -stories. Lots of stories.

For this series of blogs, we interviewed parents of children on the spectrum about the kindness and unkindness of strangers when in public. If you parent such a child, I bet you too have a library of stories. Join us as our parents share their adventures, big and small, from trips to the grocery store to trips on an airplane. Read full post »