nonverbal autism

‘Wanted: ‘That’ mom friend. My lonely hands are out-stretched, just waiting for you to take them.’: Mom urges ‘I hope we can soon stop the looking, together’

“The one who I can call at any hour of the night, because both our families are wide awake anyhow. That friend who sends memes of familiar frustrations, and follows up with ‘We got this,’ and ‘I’m always here.’ The friend who overcasts the heavy, uneducated opinions of others with her kindness.”

‘The officer said, ‘There’s been an incident at the finish line.’ Over my shoulder, I saw flashing lights.’: Dad to twins with severe nonverbal autism details surviving Boston Marathon bombing

“Billowing smoke, people bleeding and screaming, clothes in tatters. Rumors were beginning to ripple through the crowd about an explosion. Maybe more than one. As the father of twin sons with severe, nonverbal autism, I’ve had many difficult days. But nothing matches this.”

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