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 [...]

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 [...]

Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays

By |2020-01-17T10:27:13-05:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |

Autism Families Share the Special Ways They Celebrate the Holidays As a parent to a child with autism spectrum disorder you already know, there aren’t any ‘right’ answers. Some kids love the lights and sounds of the holiday season, and there are kids who cannot walk through a busy mall or sit on [...]

Autism Isn’t A Lifestyle Choice

By |2019-11-26T10:56:15-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |

Autism Isn't A Lifestyle Choice Autism diagnosis continues to increase year on year. With that comes more awareness and hopefully more acceptance. More and more adults are now seeking diagnosis and some even ‘self identify’ as autistic. Not a day goes by when there isn’t a press article, a blog, a meme or [...]

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