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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.  My husband and I have raised our daughter Meredith for 20 years and then we had to hire a lawyer, say we are good...

To her credit, she does not dwell on her intellectual disabilities because that would only slow down her day, which is filled with an indefatigable level of curiosity about events and people around her...

I’m getting this question about my daughter more often now: “What will Meredith do?” My daughter is 17, which is the magic number for prompting questions from other parents and friends about careers, living arrangements and the prom. Meredith did have a great time at the...

Meredith spotted some kids from her special education class and the four or five of them stayed in exactly the same area all night long as if they were behind an invisible barrier....

It's hard to explain to Meredith's friends and teachers what she is capable of, but I do know she is so much more than the sum of her parts....