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How to Show Respect to a Person With Autism


Editor’s Note: The suggestions below come to us from Krista Mason, the mother of a child who has autism. She is the founder of Benjamin’s Hope, an organization designed to address the multifaceted needs of adult individuals and families affected by autism and other intellectual and developmental differences Some general tips:  A person with autism […]

I am a real person!


I was born legally blind and became functionally blind at age thrity-two. I have a very supportive husband, two children , and a leader dog. I function very well as director of disabled students at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Although I have obviously become sensitized to people with disabilities, I still make mistakes in dealing with my students. I have learned caregiving in an area that takes constant correction. I have found that it is important to give myself permission to make mistakes.

They Like Me


Camp Sunshine offers people ages 12 to 50 years old with developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend summer camp in a safe, caring and inclusive environment. There is a joyful spirit about Camp Sunshine that is transformative for every person who attends – whether you’re a camper, counselor or volunteer. The camp has an atmosphere that honors all people with total acceptance and unconditional love.