Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Familiar Faces

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THE SHERMANS

Amin Sherman, 9, left, wrote to EP about his little sister Cathy, 7, who has difficulty walking; his brother Colton, 6, bottom right; and Brenson, 17, who is blind. Amin enjoys watching movies with his brothers and playing Nintendo with Cathy.

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DAVID

David Elimech, 11, is in the 5th grade. He receives a great deal of help and support at school, and goes to his special education teacher for math and language arts. His main diagnosis is non-verbal learning disability. He also demonstrates some aspects of autism. He is pictured here riding Caitlin at riding camp at a local farm.

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AUSTIN

Austin Douglas Weiss, 2, and his cousin Brianna share a hug and some colorfull stickers! Austin has congenital muscular dystrophy. He enjoys watching movies, playing on the computer and going for rides in the trailer behind dad's bike. He loves Barney, Blue's Clues and especially Bob the Builder.

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ANDREW

Andrew Burgess, 5, and brother Nick, 10, are both accomplished swimmers

and love to be under water. Drew receives speech, occupational and physical therapy. He also takes swimming, gymnastics and dance lessons. …

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