It's been nearly a year since Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey coastline and left countless families with deep emotional scars, including many children who are just now starting to scratch the surface of their feelings in the aftermath of the disaster.
I remember reading the horrific and hate-filled anonymous letter sent to a mom complaining about her son with autism and being shocked that someone could be so hurtful. That mom has now written a response letter, and it's wonderful.
If your child is involved in organized sports, you probably understand the running from one field to the next, getting to practice on time, traveling, volunteering, fundraising and the cost. For many, it's not a big deal, it's part of the commitment. But, for others it's a different story.
The unfortunate truth is that there are a few cruel and mean people that are among us. What's worse, is that most of them are ignorant. This is a mixture for the situation the mother of an autistic child is dealing with.
Button batteries that power some remotes, flame-less candles, watches, and hearing aids can be a major household hazard to young children because the little power cells can be swallowed and wreck havoc with their insides.