What I Learned From My Autistic Daughter

Feb. 21, 2016

Socratically “I feel that every child no matter if they are disabled or not, when given the proper chance to learn can achieve any goal.  I never saw a reason to point out my children or family to others and make a spectacle of them. The author chose to bring awareness to her situation by sharing with the world her memoir and does so in a classy way,” writes Cassandra about “My Picture Perfect Family:”

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About Marguerite

Marguerite Elisofon is a New York City writer and the author of My Picture Perfect Family, a memoir about how her family navigated life with a child on the autistic spectrum before the internet and support groups existed. She also blogs about parenting young adults and disability related issues in The Never Empty Nest. Her writing has been featured in a variety of publications, including Time and NY Metro Parents magazine, and her family’s story has been featured by the NY Post, Fox News, The Daily Mail, and on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny radio show. A Vassar graduate, Marguerite was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives with her husband, Howard, in their mostly-empty nest. She is available to speak about a wide variety of issues relating to twins, parenting, and autism.

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