Christmas can be a stressful time for families with children with special needs. David and Mercedes Rizzo share how they have learned to navigate holiday challenges with their daughter who has autism.
Mercedes and Dave Rizzo reflect on their daughter’s special needs prom. Having thought that their daughter, who has Autism, would never be able to attend her prom, they were thrilled by the way the school made this occasion a special one for all who attended and for their families.
Kathy Labosh, the parent of two children on the autism spectrum, knows first hand how difficult it can be to get special-needs children’s religious needs met. She offers a blueprint to other special needs religious education teachers in “The Child with Autism Learns about Faith,” reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur.
Dave and Mercedes Rizzo discuss Autism Awareness Month. Having a child with Autism has been challenging at times for their family but it has also been inspiring to see her progress and to discover that she is a valued and cherished member of their family and society.