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Kim McCafferty

I admit, that twenty-something year plan I had in mind did not include autism.

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"Last, in that perfectly captured final moment, he is actually nuzzling his younger sibling, eyes closed, apparently reveling in their closeness."

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“He has autism. His brain isn’t broken, it’s just different.”

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My youngest is taking an interest in his brother again, and I know I will build on this moment, stretch it as far as it will go, hope for their bond to be strengthened and unbreakable as the years and decades pass.

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6. "Create a daily school schedule for your child. You may not know the exact routine, but even walking through one day may make your child feel more at ease."

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In this post, autism mom Kim McCafferty shares her recent experience spending the weekend with a friend in Washington, DC, something she once never thought she'd be able to do as the mom of two boys on the spectrum. "I'll say it again. If you want to be the best possible parent, you have to take care of yourself. And that includes having fun."

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I will never give up pursuing safe, productive, and happy lives for them both.

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"My love to my youngest son, and to my eldest who made me a mom, my most important role yet..."

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