Recent Posts by Judy Mark

Ayuda: Jared’s Story

Ayuda: Jared’s Story Jared was born with a rare disorder called Dandy-Walker syndrome, which affects his brain and causes intellectual disabilities, severe autism, partial blindness, hearing loss, and motor difficulties.  He can only make a few sounds that few understand.  Jared is now 16 and has received very little from the regional center over his…
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A Family in Crisis: Danny’s Story

A Family in Crisis: Danny's Story My son, Danny, is 21 years old and has autism and mental health disabilities. Throughout his life, Danny has faced tremendous adversity – more than most children without a profound disability. He has faced significant crises related to family tragedies and his mental health and severe behavioral challenges. Sadly,…
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Steak is Coming: Joaquin’s Story

Steak is Coming: Joaquin’s Story In his early life, my brother, Joaquin Carson, attended a segregated public school and then a completely separate non-public school for autistic children. After being expelled from both schools and introduced to psychotropic medications, Joaquin spent a large portion of his adult life in an institution – over 15 years…
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