So fantastic and inspiring.
Here is a great story from Bob Clark. He shared this at August’s Tenx9 “I Was Never the Same Again.”
On September 10, 2007, a Chicago court extended my emergency guardianship powers over my eighteen year old, autistic nephew, Jimmy, allowing me to take him home to Tennessee. We drove from the courthouse straight to his residential treatment facility, packed up, and headed back to Nashville.
I had plenty of time to think on the road. I knew my life would be very different. Forever. To put it mildly, I’m not the best fit for de facto parent of an autistic person. For one, I rarely put things mildly. I was barely patient enough for my high school honors and AP physics students. But I also knew I had to try. After a hectic day in court and packing, I was too tired to make it all the…
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