Debby Gans is a photographer, wife, teacher, aspiring writer, and mother of two wonderful children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and has a Masters in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with her family. Benjigans.weebly.com
The doctor’s expression told me everything I needed to know about my 3-year-old son. Her words confirmed that he would never speak, learn, or socialize due to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“Just…take him home and love him,” she said. Imagine being the mom in that moment. Ten years later, that mom and that child stood together on the bimah overlooking an audience of 250 family members and friends. This was a day like no other and one that we only dreamed could be possible. It was… >> Read More