Ben at age 4 A teacher who works with Ben sent me this photo recently. She had taken it a few years ago. Photos can serve as reminders of change and progress. Ben outgrew this Snugseat chair. That summer, the staff at camp taught him to sit independently on a bench or in a chair. Three years later, I am reminded that I wish we still had that chair. Ben does not need it because he cannot sit in a chair, but because he will not. Progress comes with its own difficulties. I will take the progress and just keep smiling at the irony. Check out other featured photos at www.5minutesforspecialneeds.com
These stories describe our journey with Ben, our oldest son. Ben is a sweet and energetic redhead, born with a rare genetic mutation. My husband, Ryan, and I try to keep up with Ben and his two younger brothers. I intend to shed insight into raising a child with disabilities and pass on the wisdom we’ve earned over the past two decades.