Mom Has to Teach Grandparents to Accept Her Son's Difference
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Daniella and her husband have a young son they think might be on the autism spectrum or have developmental delays. Her parents have a hard time overcoming outdated stigmas about cognitive differences. And a pediatrician who studies healthcare in Latino communities speaks with Juleyka about how to support loved ones who are different.

Our expert this week is Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, a primary care pediatrician and an associate professor at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She recommends the CDC's Milestone Tracker and the Autism Self Advocacy Network as resources for parents. If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Dad's Mental Illness, On His Terms, and When They Want a Wedding and Grandchildren But You Are Not Ready.

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