Autism Lives Here: Special Olympics

Autism Lives Here: A Sunday ritual.

Pictures that give a glimpse into our life with autism.  Pictures that may show how distinctly different our lives are from yours because of autism.  Or pictures that may show how similar our lives are regardless of autism.

Today’s picture:

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Friday was the annual big Special Olympics Track Meet.  This is one of my favorite days of the year!  It’s a giant reunion as we get to see old friends and old clients.  All of these amazing people get to be the star of the show and have everyone cheer them on.  I would lie if I didn’t say I always get teary eyed several times during the events.

This year Brian participated in all running events, doing his first ever 200M dash!  And he won his first first place ribbon (for the 100M dash) since he started doing these events.  We are all so proud of him.

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Heather Nelson

About Heather Nelson

Heather resides in Rockland where she is busy juggling life as a newlywed, a mom to two boys (one of which who has autism), a part time job in direct sales, and a full-time job as a pediatric occupational therapy assistant. She has a love for live music, karaoke, and cheering on the underdogs.