Lori chats with Angela on: Raising Rowan

Angela McNair, mother and autism activist and contributor to The Mighty, opens up about her sons autism. We laughed. We cried. We discussed funding, family, Rowan’s school experience and how she handles the judgments of others. “Just because a person has autism, doesn’t mean they can’t be included in everyday life. When a child has autism doesn’t mean they do not want connection - I can tell you from experience, they absolutely do.” She goes on to say, “Rowan wants to be needed and have friends - we all want to be needed and have friends.”