Sandie Beierwaltes has been teaching elementary school for 29 years at St. John Brebeuf in Niles IL.  Sandie and her husband Dave have three children. Their youngest son Michael is on the spectrum. Michael is now 15 and the Beierwaltes’s have been on this journey for over a decade.  Sandie shares the challenges and the joys that they experienced along the way.

In this episode Sandie will discuss:

  • The powerful comment her son Michael said to Sandie about his autism.

  • How one day when at a party she suddenly knew she had a child on the spectrum.

  • Hear Sandie discuss the challenges of Michael getting a different set of rules than her other kids.

  • What Sandie and Michael now say about autism.


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