Dream the Impossible Dream: A Modern Day Special Needs Fairy Tale

Blessed By Autism

We are so often told not to expect greatness of our children. And while their futures may be uncertain, that uncertainty leaves just as much room for success as it does failure. We don’t often consider that. But as this modern day fairy tale that is still unfolding in front of our very eyes:

Once upon a time there was a little boy of a single mom in the Baltimore area who had behavior problems. He spent a lot of time in time out. People didn’t expect much of him. He had severe ADHD after all, which is classified under the umbrella of “special needs” in the educational world. Today, we know that little boy as the man who has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history including eight gold medals in one Olympics and became the first man to achieve gold medals in the same event…

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About OneLoCoMommy

I live in Northern Virginia and and I look like the stereotypical suburban mom, for better or for worse. My son plays baseball and takes karate (albeit adaptive). My daughter is a gymnastics diva but rolls with the boys in T-ball. I've been a Room Mom and Playdate Coordinator. I work full-time, try to work out, and love my Book Club. However, I also blog on my experiences on our ASD, SPD and ADHD journey while trying to be a better parent advocate. All in a life's work.
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