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Right before my youngest son's fourth birthday, I was called in to the office at his daycare. My son, Ben, had been screaming in class, and the manager told me that I had to find a new place for my son because "we can't handle kids like him." I was completely blindsided. I didn't know it at the time, but I was raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). His screaming was an attempt to soothe himself when the world got to be too much.

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