Lifestyle is your neighborhood magazine and with every page of every issue, we strive to be the best neighbor possible.
Some months ago we got talking about the rise of autism here and across the country, and asked ourselves how we could help those in our neighborhood who are touched by the disorder. The answer is below, in our first-ever disAbility Resources Guide, and the articles that appear beneath it.
If you know someone who’d benefit from having the Guide, please share it. And if you know someone who’d find hope and inspiration from the families and individuals profiled, we hope you’ll share those links too.
Read the articles from our Autism and disAbility issue
Accolades for our Autism and Special Needs Issue
I am so happy this issue came out. My 23-year-old daughter is not autistic but has nonverbal learning disability (NVLD). It is not on the DSM, and is a confusing name, because people with NVLD are verbal, but have processing and social issues. She is graduating in May from Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida, a college exclusively for students with Autism, ADHD, and other learning differences. We are proud to say that she is graduating with the second highest GPA in her class. Beacon College has done wonders for her.
--Barbara Simon, ESOL teacher, Prince William
Thank you for all you do! I wish my sister in law was closer. I’m trying to encourage her to get connected with other moms of special needs children. Mostly so she can have an outlet. The Lifestyle magazines are incredible, and our community is so lucky to have them.
--Jessie Leigh Burns, Warrenton
I want to compliment you on the Haymarket Lifestyle magazine. As a new resident in the Haymarket area your magazine “stands out” from the other publications that I have started to receive in the mail. The recent edition focusing on special needs awareness and resources was an excellent guide for folks who may be facing these issues with their children. Much more focused and an upbeat way of presenting the information and providing guidance and help to those who are looking for answers. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
--Denis Muskat, Haymarket
Thank you for compiling a wonderful resource for parents to have access at their fingertips. Very well done! Many times, we are asked for resources available to parents for their children in the region. We may know some, yet this was very informative.
--Sharron R. M. Land, MA CCC-SLPm Speech-Language Pathologist, Glenkirk Elementary School, Gainesville