The Mixed Up Blog — autism

Strawberry Letter to Steve Harvey

Posted by Sonia Kang on

“A Special Needs Mom's Letter to Steve Harvey” Did you hear the one about a mom of a special needs daughter listening to one of her favorite comedians making a tasteless joke about a special needs person? Well this isn’t the start of a joke, and I’m definitely not laughing. In fact, I have been trying to figure out what to do since the moment I heard Steve Harvey, as Sister Odell, on his radio show making jokes about a special needs individual. I heard him say things like: -Her half-witted little niece who is slow as molasses -Everyone wants...

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The Child They Said Would Never Walk..

Posted by Sonia Kang on

 


As a Modern Mom contributor, I share about being a multicultural mom raising my children to be multiligual and learning about other cultures. This time I wrote about raising my oldest daughter who has a genetic disorder and were told she may not walk or talk.
Here's a sneak preview.
"As an infant, my daughter missed all of her developmental milestones. Cooing, babbling, crawling, walking, talking…all delayed. 
At well-baby checkups, I would express my concerns to the doctor but he reassured me that all babies are different and we would continue to monitor her development. 
But by the time she was 12 months and not yet crawling or making the verbal sounds she should have, I was even more concerned and went in for a second opinion. 
I knew in my gut something was wrong. Always trust your gut..."
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