By Jay Ruderman
Want to understand what it’s like to have a son with autism on the verge of manhood? You won’t want to miss this powerful piece by author Susan Senator, which recently ran in the Washington Post.
Senator is honest about the frustrations, the service gaps and the toll taken from 24/7 advocacy for her child. But, between the lines, the reader can feel the strength of her steadfast commitment and her pride in this challenging-but-beloved son. It’s being reminded of difficult journeys like Senator and her family that keeps us all inspired and focused on working for this underserved branch of our people, those who live with disabilities every day. As they do the very best they can against what can feel like insurmountable odds, we are bound by our tradition to do no less than meet them halfway, to lend a hand so they don’t feel so alone.
— Jay Ruderman