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Families affected by autism granted resources, playtime – S.I. Live

August 21, 2017 | In:

STATEN, N.Y.— Being a parent and being a parent of an autistic child are “two different worlds,” said James Grosso, whose five-year-old son was diagnosed with autism.

It’s not easy being in public, he said, as a potential melt-down undoubtedly is followed by the judgement of strangers who don’t realize the child is on the spectrum. Grosso gets it, which is why this weekend he and his wife, Adrienne, offered parents a Special Needs Resource Fair in Charleston.

Parents of autistic children were able to speak with representatives from a myriad of organizations aimed at aiding with the overall development of their children, and in some cases, offering a respite to accomplish daily tasks made more difficult by the diagnosis.

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