Letter from the Editor, Haymarket and Gainesville Lifestyles, May 2019

Our Special Needs Awareness and Resources issue (April 2019) really resonated with readers!

“I want to compliment you on the Haymarket Lifestyle magazine.  As a new resident in the 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

“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 just would like to thank you for the Haymarket Lifestyle magazine Special Needs Awareness and Resources issue. I was really touched for the great love toward your son, family and your community. Thanks for the extensive coverage on Autism. As a parent of an ASD high functioning son who is 4 years old, I felt very relieved that there is a lot of assistance out there to support the needs of our special loved ones.”
Harold Aguirre, Haymarket


To check out the articles from our Special Needs Awareness issues, click here.

Susan McCorkindale
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Susan McCorkindale is a mom, autism and mental health advocate, and the editor of Haymarket Lifestyle and Gainesville Lifestyle magazines. She is also the author of two books, "Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl" and "500 Acres and No Place to Hide, More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl". When not editing, writing, or reading, she enjoys painting furniture and sampling new Chardonnays. Just not at the same time.

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