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Parenting is a hard enough job at the best of times, and when you have a kid who is differently-abled, the challenges are that much greater. But are there any fundamental differences between what ordi...
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He says, "laga" (it hurts) but continues to attempt to change position. Still, all the while, he smiles. "He" is my 25-year-old son, Mohit. He has severe back pain, at present. He also has autism. I watch her interacting with her mother. Cooing, gurgling, trying her best to form words, this little one gives life her 100%. By the time, she was four months old, she had already had two major surgeries. She is Meher. She is only 19 months old. She has Down Syndrome.
I had picked my blue beaded sandals to wear that day. As I was waiting outside my daughter's art class, I felt a little nudge on my feet. I looked down to find two tiny little shoes trying to fit into the curve on the sides of my sandal. I said to the little boy who seemed fascinated by my sandals, "Hi there, I think you like my sandals."