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Linda Orleans

Linda Orleans
Linda lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and beautiful 19-year-old daughter who has autism and Crohn’s disease. She 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, some of which include: Her View from Home, Filter Free Parents, Finding Cooper’s Voice, Today Parents, and Autism Parenting Magazine. Having scaled back from her full-time position as a school social worker, Linda continues her passion of advocating for her daughter and others with special needs through writing and speaking engagements. Linda's daughter, Danielle, has a Youtube channel, which you can find at: "Reaching Danielle's Voice".

For Those Sitting In the Darkness of Autism – There Is Light On The...

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.