Gloria Perez-Stewart is a longtime activist and organizer as well as a disability advocate. She is from Austin, Texas but recently relocated to Los Angeles with her son. She works with clients nationwide to prepare them for IEPs, state and federal disability services, and connects them with attorneys if a matter cannot be settled using administrative means.
I am a mother of a wonderful 6 year old autistic boy and a 7 year old wonderful “typical” girl.
My family took it very hard when Amin was diagnosed with Autism, but we came to terms with it, and we have accepted Allah’s decree . There is goodness in everything, we just have to recognize it and make the best of it.
When my son, Norin was diagnosed with Autism at 2 1/2 years old. I felt like Alice, falling down the rabbit hole. Suddenly, I was in a new world. One I didn't understand; a world that fascinated and frightened me. Every day is a puzzle waiting to be solved: every day there is inspiration; every day a new wonder is revealed. This is our journey...