Entries by Lora Charles

Let’s Get Real About Autism

Every single child on the autism spectrum is wired with their own unique set of differences, needs, challenges, abilities, characteristics, co-morbidities and outcomes. Therefore, I want to get real about autism. I am tired. I feel ill-equipped to engage in the special needs division of fighting, pleading, advocating, correcting, helping, providing, pushing, competing and crying for […]

My Son, My Beautiful Son

My heart is breaking, aching, falling into pieces, cascading downward, landing softly, interspersing with yours. This intricately designed puzzle devoid of instructions, each interlocking piece lavishly stained in colors and patterns, facing upward, beckoning for assembly—it’s complicated. I struggle to place the oddly shaped pieces in harmony with the others; there’s no clear picture of […]