Author: Liz Alterman

5 Ways to Deal When You Don’t Want to Talk About Your Loved One’s Disability

From Autism Parenting Magazine I recently attended a networking dinner during which one guest asked another to share a bit about her previous career in education. “I’m done with that part of my life; I don’t talk about it anymore,” the woman said without a moment’s hesitation. While initially her bluntness seemed fairly rude, later, I found myself admiring it. Here’s why: On many occasions I’ve looked forward to a fun evening out only to have it quickly derailed by a barrage of questions about my son who is on the autism spectrum and what we were doing to...

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