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College Park Patch: A Special Date with Mommy

This article was originally published on the College Park Patch as part of the weekly column by Gretchen Schock, Parenting on a Tightrope

My youngest son, Z, has spent years sitting in waiting rooms while his brother has speech therapy, behavior therapy or occupational therapy sessions. I’ve always tried to make the wait enjoyable, packing special toys just for him.
I've spent countless hours worried that Z would resent his brother. It often feels as though our world revolves around the Autism Spectrum and doing things that L will be able to tolerate or that he will be able to be a part of without feeling inadequate. To continue reading click here.

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