We are Girl Scout Troop 62086. We consider ourselves sisters to every girl scout with each one of us having her own individual voice. As a group, we celebrate our talents and support each others’ needs. This month, we celebrate our sister, Amanda, who is one of our most active and friendly scout members. While […]
As my son approaches his 18th birthday, I am fortunate to be able to share countless examples of kindness and compassion that overshadow the tremendous challenges we have faced. Lincoln was 2 ½ years old when he was diagnosed. The joys of finally becoming a mom at the age of 36 were suddenly overcome with […]
If I had grown up surrounded by less autism, I think I would have had very little motivation to discover my truth. I was born with a quiet inner voice; one that whispered self-consciously, though it wanted to be heard. However, its timid ways were easy for me to ignore and with less autism to […]
Edwin Girling and I met a young man named Tyler two years ago. He would drive by our shop, Meriden Manufacturing, with his Dad and say “Hi Guys.” After that first meeting, we asked his Dad to pull over so we could get to know the young man who said hello to us every day. […]
Miller is 14 years old and a part of a busy household with three boys, hectic sports schedules, homework and a lot of love. Miller was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a preschooler. He is embraced by his parents, his brothers, his extended family and the entire community. He may not know all the […]
Like many other children on the autism spectrum and with sensory processing disorders, my son has a difficult time with haircuts. He doesn’t like anybody messing with his head. As he grows older, he can be even more resistant. Kudos to Tammy, a stylist at Snip-its hair salon, for her patience and creativity. On a […]
Thanks to the Hospital for Special Care for creating the Spectrum of Kindness!