by Karen Gilat

After the Diagnosis…

What a Family with an Autistic Child Needs

The moment I learned I was pregnant, I bought a bookThe Jewish Parenting Book — my first official purchase. At that time, I was a full-time cantor, living and working in Omaha, Nebraska: Everything in my life had a Jewish frame. I told myself that if I was going on a journey, I needed guidebooks. Months of pregnancy passed, and parenting books spilled from the nightstand — procreating, too, it seemed, while my husband and I slept.

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After the Diagnosis…

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