Father of Autism, Chronicling Our Story Through Art

By |2021-10-26T11:46:24-04:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: Autism Awareness, Kids, Parenting|Tags: , , |

"Simply gazing at the uniqueness of my son brings about so many differing emotions." My name is Kapil Sharma and I am an employment specialist for people with disabilities. More importantly I am a father to a child with autism.   My oldest son, Lukah, has autism and is therefore neurodiverse.  I entered vocationally [...]

The Boy from My Dreams

By |2021-09-15T09:25:11-04:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Nothing ever deterred me from the conviction of that dream..." Like many little girls, I dreamed of the day when I would get married and have children of my own. The dreams would change slightly over time, but one thing remained constant. Images of a towheaded, smiling little boy named “Arthur” haunted my [...]

My Pride and Joy

By |2021-07-20T10:17:28-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Her achievements and those of children like her deserve to be celebrated..." It’s that time of year again, graduation.  As I scroll through Facebook, I see post after post of adoring parents boasting the accomplishments of their children: Grade Point Average, college pursuits, athletic achievements, class rankings, and more.  These parents are excited [...]

A Letter to Fellow Parents of Children With Special Needs

By |2020-06-29T10:48:50-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Parents... Rayni Brindley, Devereux's SVP of Organizational Development, and mother to a child on the autism spectrum has written a letter to fellow parents of children with special needs. The letter provides some light relief and steps to stay safe, healthy and calm during this crisis. Dear Families and Caregivers: I wanted [...]

Autism is My Son’s Superpower

By |2020-01-24T10:18:02-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

"Autism is difficult and stressful but it’s also indescribably special." Recently, my Mom asked "what does ASD mean?" It hit me that I never explained what it stands for. ASD is an acronym for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Someone can be mildly, moderately or severely autistic. In Kenden's case, he is severely autistic because [...]

All-Time Funny Moments With My Autistic Son

By |2020-01-17T10:26:22-05:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Autism Awareness, Parenting|Tags: , , |

All-Time Funny Moments with My Autistic Son Don’t let the title give you the wrong idea - autism is no joke. However, if you are a parent of an autistic child you probably find some humor in every day challenges. I know I do. I must admit I went through a phase of [...]

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