Recently here at AutismSpot, we’ve been shining the spotlight on parents raising kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. As we continue our “Spotlight” series in 2011, I am pleased to share Nancy Mandell’s (aka – Nance) story of motherhood. Actually, an AutismSpot reader who has been following our Spotlight Series suggested that Nance be highlighted because she is a trailblazer for many of the rest of us. Nance’s dedication not only to her two children, but to the many families she helps and inspires on a daily basis is inspirational and appreciated!
Story by Nance Mandell
I am the proud mother of Amanda age 25 and Ryan age 23 who is diagnosed with Asperger’s. My husband and I have been married 29 years and he is a psychologist. I got my degree in Counselor Education from UNT in 1986. I was a late bloomer; married at age 30 and had my children late in life at age 35 and 37.