Posted April 16, 2018 in Articles
My name is Sondra Williams, I am a wife, mother, grandmother, national speaker, and advocate for myself and others. Lastly, I am autistic. Autism does not define me; it describes only a part of me.
During Autism Awareness Month, I pause and reset my thoughts as I begin to digest what awareness means to me in regards to autism. Awareness has been around for many years now, so you would think it would be profoundly understood by now. Yet, that is far from my truth.
There are so many voices with various messages from “Defeat Autism” and/or “Cure Autism,” to highlighting neurodiversity... read more
Posted April 09, 2018 in Articles
Once upon a time, my husband and I were afraid to utter the word “autism.” We thought that merely saying the word aloud would make autism a reality for our son, Jacob. Like many parents... read more
Posted April 02, 2018 in Articles
Over the years, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has accumulated an extensive Israeli and Jewish art collection. And thanks to our recent Cleveland Israel Arts Connection intern, Cory Irwin, we are able to learn the... read more
Posted March 28, 2018 in Articles
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The White House is facing several inquiries into ethics of President Trump's political appointments, his son-in-law's business deals, and other matters. Are these truly 'black and white' or are there grey areas?We... read more
Posted March 26, 2018 in Articles
For young adults on the autism spectrum, taking advantage of the summer months often is essential to gaining valuable experience, learning new skills, and preparing for the next chapter of life. Some volunteer with a... read more