All parents hope to have a child who’s healthy and happy and untouched by developmental disabilities. But what happens when a child has a serious developmental disorder that impairs their ability to communicate and interact? How does that impact the child, the parents and the rest of the family?
For some insight, we turn to our guest, Connie Post, whose adult son, Thomas, has profound autism. Connie is a long-time autism advocate who speaks to Special Needs conferences, colleges and other groups about the challenges of having a child with autism. She’s also an award-winning poet whose book, “And When the Sun Drops”, features Connie’s poems about the feelings she’s experienced as the mother of a 33-year old son who has been in a group home since the age of 6.
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