ERIC Number: EJ945932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
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On Family, Friendship, Love and Caring for a Child with Autism--The Story of Rock Harmon and Family
Valenzano, Joseph M., Jr.
Exceptional Parent, v41 n10 p18-21 Oct 2011
Timmy Harmon, Cathy and Rock Harmon's middle child, is a wonderful young man. He has a smile that is infectious and seems continuously happy. Timmy also has autism. This is a story about Timmy and what he is able do because Rock and Cathy provide the kind of nurturing, care, and love that is so vitally important to Timmy. This article presents the story of Rock and his family, and offers some excellent life-messages that may help other families faced with the sometimes daunting challenges of caring for a child with special needs, especially a child with autism.
Descriptors: Caring, Autism, Child Rearing, Family Environment, Coping, Males, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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