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I will never forget the summer day, ten years ago, when our lives changed forever. My beautiful and talented teenager went from being a loving daughter, college-bound student and cheerleader to an entirely different person.
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My beautiful daughter Thao-vy was born in 1993. Thao-vy was a lovely and gentle child, but when she was four, a doctor noticed that she was experiencing developmental delays. At six, she was diagnosed with broad-spectrum autism and ADHD.
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Struggling with Bipolar disorder and drug addiction, I faced a world of uncertainty. I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that I was going down the wrong road, and desperately needed to get back on track.
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Marian and David
My son David was an average eight year-old boy whose live changes forever when he fell at the local community pool. Suffering from a cerebral aneurysm, our family never thought we would see our beloved David recover and come out of his coma, but he did.
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I will never forget the day my husband and I were told by our doctors that our son Jayden, diagnosed with autism, would never walk or talk. Our lives were already so complex, raising a child with autism.
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As a mother of six, with no stable lace to live, I began receiving services here in 2004. While it was difficult to manage, I had persistence and the determination that I would succeed, and that is what gave me the strength to survive and support my family.
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I have been involved with ATCIC’s services for more than five years, through the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments juvenile justice program, otherwise known as TCOOMMI.
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From the time I was eight years old, I was always in trouble. Whether it was with my teacher, school principal, parents, or even my neighborhood church leaders, I never could seem to catch a break.
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My whole life, I felt depressed, never really knowing who my “real” friends were and often feeling alone.
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I had worked for 12 years with a local company before being laid off last year. I was newly widowed, and we never had any children, so I felt lost, searching for a new place to live.
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