No two stories are the same.

We hope that through our blog, we can share the stories of individuals with all kinds of disabilities, their families, and people working to make the world a better place for those with disabilities and bring awareness to different causes.

Dreams Come True

By Alison Fogarty | Published on July 30, 2020 | 3 Minute Read

Have you ever had your dream come true? Did it make you feel like - WOW! I AM SO EXCITED!! Me too! I have had 3 BIG DREAMS come true for me; that is why I always tell people to DREAM BIG! The first big dream-come-true that happened to me is when I was 23 years old. To explain this, I have to start at the beginning. Read More

Noelle Smith: My Journey Through Autism and The Yogic Path

Interviewer: Thomas Mathew | Published on July 30, 2020 | 3 Minute Read

Hello, I am Noelle Smith and I am diagnosed with Autism, or also known as Asperger’s Syndrome. I’m a young woman who openly tells my story of trauma, changing the world to show that autism is a gift, and expressing self love through the art of yoga. Read More

My Life as an #Autism Mom

By Melinda Vasquez | Published on July 27, 2020 | 2 Minute Read

I can start from when I noticed a change or shift. After her MMR vaccine, she got a fever. Her first fever, in fact, so far after a vaccine. I didn’t think anything of it. She stopped dancing to the music we played. She became more reserved. Please do not misconstrue what my point is to this beginning. I don’t believe vaccines cause autism. Her most obvious personality changes that I can recall occurred during that time. Read More

Raising my son, Giaci

By Rita Miceli | Published on July 23, 2020 | 2 Minute Read

Raising a child with Autism was not what I imagined for myself when I walked down the aisle over 27 years ago. The thought had never crossed my mind that the children of two well-educated people would be anything other than above average. And, at first, it seemed as though it would be that way. Read More

My Experience Volunteering at Santa Clara TRS

By Thomas Mathew | Published on July 20, 2020 | 3 Minute Read

Over the past few months, I have been volunteering at the City of Santa Clara Therapeutic Recreation Services. I chose to volunteer here because at my middle school we had a special education program and through this program, I gained an interest in helping kids with special needs. Read More

Anita Miron: Navigating Life as a Mom of Kids with Special Needs

Interviewer: Meghana Repaka | Published on July 16, 2020 | 8 Minute Read

Meghana Repaka, one of our founders, had the pleasure of interviewing Anita Miron, a social media influencer, a business owner, and a mother of two children with special needs. Read the article to learn more about her journey and experiences!

Mental Health in Autism Families: The Unspoken Reality

By Varshini Raaj | Published on July 13, 2020 | 3 Minute Read

Hi, this is Varshini Raaj, I live in Mumbai, India, and I have an autistic brother who is pretty worse in the spectrum. For those who might not fully know what autism is, autism by definition is a a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Read More

How Our Lives Changed Forever

By Carla McManus | Published on July 10, 2020 | 6 Minute Read

On the 9th of October 2018 at 9.20pm our little bundle of joy arrived into the world. Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes, she was perfect, a dream come true. I will never forget that first hug, her big lips, beading eyes and of course the sweetest baby scent. Read More