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If you have wondered what guardianship of your child looks like, take a look at my latest column in the Austin American-Statesman.  The legal terms were painful and I had to vacuum my house, but, other than that, it doesn't feel very different to be...

As Jim tried to sort out the incident with her, my heart broke because the most predictable thing in her world - night and day - had become confused....

Sarah has written a column about the joys and challenges of raising a daughter with intellectual disabilities for 15 years in the Austin American-Statesman....

Note: The majority of my stories are about Meredith and her impact on the world. This story is about my other daughter Caroline and the bond we share over Camp Mystic. Sometimes I just want to write about the typical side of my life. As my...

When our family walks into a room, she is rarely noticed first. She is the one with the pretty blue eyes, a boatload of poise and academically gifted. She is the taller sister, the deep thinker who came into this life already saddled with a different...

CENTER POINT, TX  — As I wiped the sweat off the back of my neck, I wondered if my sun hat was welded to my head and if my family and I could make the next 20 yards through a dusty parking to get to...