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Raising a Child with Autism: It Takes a Village

Every year at the holiday season, I help Nathan make a thank you card for his teachers, aides, therapists and peer tutors. It truly takes a village to help and raise these children with autism.

Sometimes I step back and look at all the cards and it blows my mind. Here is a photo of the 24 cards to JUST NATHAN’s teachers and helpers at school. (Thank goodness for a photocopier!)

This is typical if you have when you have just one Special Ed student. A lot of people are there every day to help them and teach them and get them through their school routine. They are good people who are kind and patient and put up with a lot (because sometimes these Special Ed kids are sweet and sometimes they are a little sour).
It takes a village–and I am so thankful for all of them. Peer tutors got candy canes 🙂. Teachers got cookies.
Whew! Got those delivered today. Major check!


About the author, Tamara

Tamara K. Anderson is a speaker, author, podcaster, and is a professional in HOPE. She has four children who struggle with autism, ADHD, anxiety, visions issues, and all bring her great joy.

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