What do you do to relax? I love to spend quality time with my family and friends.
What else would you like to tell us about yourself? I have three beautiful children. In 2006 my middle son was diagnosed with autism. The journey has been a learning experience for our family and we continue to grow and develop each day. We try to participate in community events and gatherings but always put our son’s needs first. We are open about our son's diagnosis and willing to help anyone new to autism.
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If I could go back in time and talk to myself the day we got the diagnosis what would you say? I would say that there is no quick fix. This is a journey for life. As stated by President Obama, " Progress is not a straight line." Once I got the diagnosis, I was searching for ways to help my son, but it wasn't until later that I realized that each child has different needs and each child will develop in his own way. As a parent, my job is to love and nurture that child every day.
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Khalida is the parent of three children.
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