Elizabeth Chennamchetty
Life Happens. Sometimes you just have to write about it.
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Life is a happy crap shoot.

How did I get here? How did I find myself in a cultural wind tunnel, spinning around enthusiastically naïve of the complicated world around me, piecing it all together as I go for the last fifteen years? How did I end up meeting, falling in love, and marrying an Indian immigrant? How did I end up having children, all from drastically different circumstances, all racially diverse from one another? Here I share my story, not to upset traditions, beliefs, or lifestyle choices, but because I’ve enjoyed the ride, and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. READ MORE

Autism Has Freed Me

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Autism has freed me.

That’s a weird sentence, isn’t it?

There is nothing easy about Autism. And, an autism diagnosis is a real life change. It has dominated the way we approach life and the way we are raising our children.

Before we knew what was going on, epic meltdowns and high pitched screams confused us. I used to feel embarrassed in public when people would glance our way, my husband and I would argue about what form of discipline was appropriate and how we should move forward in creating teachable moments. We used to force social interaction and group activities because we [...]

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