What It's Like to Be a Parent Raising a Child with Asperger's


Check out a fresh perspective and get an answer to the question, "What's it like to be someone else?" Hear the individual story of Mary Lou Coffman and her husband, who found themselves raising their grandson, who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of five. Learn about the fivepoint star reward system they developed just to make it through their day and how their parenting changed over the years. Chuck Osgood, former Chicago Tribune Photojournalist and co-author of Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago, will moderate this continuing series that gives you a look at what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes.
 
Date and time: Sunday, February 12, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room