This is an incredible article from the NY Times written by the mother of a child with autism, and the pains and joys the family experienced watching Ethan grow into a young man!

“I wish I could tell other parents at the start of their journey what it’s taken me two decades to learn. First, that your child may continue to grow and change and, even at the age of 21, may surprise you by doing things you never thought possible. Second, that in the end, success won’t be measured by academic performance or job placement. It will have more to do with accumulating small pleasures and filling your life with those. I don’t know why it never occurred to me: Your future should look like the best parts of your present.” -Cammie McGovern