the perfect addendum

A most important thing

a diary of a mom

In September of 2014, I wrote the following post. It was hard to write then and it’s hard to share now. Not because I don’t believe it to be true – I do, fervently – but because I worry that I’m not the one who should be saying it. But I am. Because this time of year more than any other I’m asked, “If not on chasing a ’cause’ or a ‘cure’ for autism, then where would you spend our research dollars?”

This, among other places that I’ll detail at another time, is where. And the addendum at the end of the post? That’s why.

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{image is a photo of Brooke standing on Luau’s shoulders on the beach in Newport, RI. She looks as though she is flying. Photo courtesy of Connerton Photography’s magic lens. All rights reserved.}

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