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Linda Orleans

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Linda's daughter, Danielle, has a Youtube channel, which you can find at: "Reaching Danielle's Voice". Linda is a consultant and writer who holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Southern California. Linda’s articles have been featured in various magazines and sites including Autism Parenting Magazine, Finding Cooper’s Voice, Bethesda Magazine, and Friendship Circle. Linda lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and beautiful 18-year-old daughter who has autism and Crohn’s disease. She continues her passion of advocating for her daughter and others with special needs, through writing and speaking engagements.

For Those Sitting In the Darkness of Autism – I’ll Sit With You In...

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It seemed everywhere I turned, I read about various kids on the autism spectrum joining the basketball team, singing the national anthem for large crowds, going to prom. But our family, well, we were still hanging on for dear life.