Archives for August 4, 2011

Ramadan Despair: Dilshad Ali on raising a child with autism

Ramadan DespairI looked at the clock, and it read 6:30 p.m. “Daanish should be home any minute now,” I thought to myself. And I moved to the stove to turn off the burner under the haleem I was making for iftaar, and went to get his dinner ready, because when Daanish returns from a CBI (community-based instruction) outing with his therapist, he’s usually starving. If I don’t have dinner ready, I am risking a meltdown.I heard him before the doorbell rang – wailing in a way that cuts thr … [Read more...]