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My Worlds Converge: A Personal Story About My Son, My Sister, Disabilities, and The Contraction of Education Reform. - NJ Left Behind
Tomorrow is the Ides of National Disabilities Month, but in my family we observe this designation every day. Our fourth child, Jonah, has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic mutation that can cause (as it does in our son’s case) a constellation of symptoms including global developmental delays and autistic-like behaviors. My sister is afflicted by both physical disabilities and psychological disorders; as the only other surviving member of our original family (none of whom died …