Much has been said and written about the challenges of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Much of that discussion has come from professionals, parents and organizations focused on research and cure, especially for autism.

In yesterday’s Lansing State Journal (Gannett/, writer Betsy Miner offered a rare look at ASD from the perspective of someone living with the diagnosis. Skillfully, and with heart, Miner interwove journalistic facts and focus without getting in the way of sharing one woman’s powerful life story.
The resulting feature, ‘Solving the mind’s puzzle,’ is a worthy read. Here’s the link:
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations