Thanks for your input!
- https://fragilex.org/ (National Fragile X Association)
- https://www.autismspeaks.org/ (an advocacy group that has increased global awareness of autism and works to increase research and access to care and support)
- http://www.nami.org/ (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/ (an international research center committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders)
For counseling, I recommend:
- If you live in Texas, Melissa Allen (licensed therapist) is available for phone or in-person counseling. For more information, visit her website at http://melissanallencounseling.com/
- If you live in Washington State, Catharine Asay (licensed therapist and mother of an adult with special needs) is available for phone or in-person counseling. Contact her at https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/301891
- Shannon Huntsberry works with neuro-diverse individuals who are not typically seen as having a diagnosis or obvious impairment (mainly adults and teens). She does in-person and distance counseling. For more information about her, visit www.shannonhuntsberry.com.
Fragile X, Fragile Hope: Finding Joy in Parenting a Child with Special Needs
This book tells the beginning of our story. It chronicles the first seven years of Zack’s life—from my first concerns that he was different to finding a diagnosis, to coming to a place of peace. To my surprise, I’ve found great joy in being Zack’s parent.