Several months ago, I asked for your input on social pragmatics for a piece I was writing. You were incredibly helpful and a couple of you asked me to post the piece once it was finished. It's out now, in the Summer, 2013 edition of Thrive magazine. You can read it here. (And if you're interested, I have a humor column in the same issue - right here.)
And now I'm back to ask for your input on another piece. In this one, I'd like to focus on the challenges of finding childcare for a child with special needs (and I'd like to point out that I'm looking at "special needs" more globally, without a specific focus on autism, so if you have a friend who is a special needs parent and you can point them in my direction, I'd appreciate it!) I'm thinking about both ongoing care (daycare for toddlers and preschoolers, afterschool care for older kids) as well as occasional care - since we all know that popping out for a quick dinner and a movie can take a month's planning when you have a child with special needs.
I'm seeking advice, lessons learned, success stories, and not-so-success stories. Please share what you have - and, if you can, jump over to the Facebook page, where I'll be posting more pointed questions on the topic. (And, again, if you know parents with children who have needs other than autism, I'd love to hear from them as well!)
Thanks in advance for your help. You are the best resource I know.