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My Autistic Son’s Birthday Obsession Is Annoyingly Endearing

Will it ever subside?

Image by Pati M; used with permission. Also published with Diego’s permission

If you’ve read anything about Diego, my developmentally disabled son and the inspiration behind this publication, you know that he’s keen on birthdays, all birthdays, but especially his own.

Diego swells my heart and drives me crazy with his birthday obsession. Others — family, friends…



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