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In an interview with Disability Scoop about his role as a blind CIA analyston USA's Covert Affairs, actor Christopher Gorham also talked about his ten-year-old son's recent Asperger's diagnosis. He describes the usual transition from taking your kid to Taekwondo to a million different therapies, and calls his wife a superhero for juggling all the responsibilities while he's at work. One quote really hit me, as being as true to my daughter with learning disabilities as it is to, of course, many many kids with autism spectrum disorders. In describing how they noticed their son needed help, Gorham said: "(He was) not understanding the subtleties of socializing, not getting sarcasm, not understanding the difference between someone who's really being nice to you and someone who's actually making fun of you, not understanding that all attention isn't positive. It's really hard for a parent when your son comes home and tells you that his best friends are the two or three kids who are actually the meanest to him."
Colin Farrell's Son Has Angelman Syndrome
You may recognize Irish actor Colin Farrell as an action star in movies likeMiami Vice and Alexander, or as a hell-raiser in piles of tabloid stories. Now there's another label to apply to the Hollywood heartthrob: Special-needs parent. Yeah, we're hell-raisers, too. Farrell revealed in an interview with the Irish Independent newspaper that his four-year-old son, James, has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic condition that's characterized by severe developmental disabilities, seizures, speech and motor difficulties -- plus smiling and laughing.
Of his son, Farrell is quoted as saying, "The only time I'm reminded that there is something different about him -- that he has some deviation of what is perceived to be normal -- is when I see him with other four-year-olds. Then I go 'oh yeah' and it comes back to me. But from day one I felt that he's the way he's meant to be." He also celebrates the fact that young James recently took his first steps, after years of hard work.
John C.an eleven year old with Down syndrome. McGinley talks to Exceptional Parent Magazine John C. There are also adorable photos of kids with the disorder on the Angelman Syndrome Foundation site. his approach to day-to-day living with Max. The interview is available online (requires registration but there is no cost) at the Exceptional Parent website. In this very candid interview. . is featured in this month’s Exceptional Parent magazine talking about life with his son Max ." the latest addition to our gallery of inspirational videos. watch "My Little Angel.Farrell was involved in Special Olympics even before his son's birth. McGinley talks to Exceptional Parent Magazine John C. McGinley. The interview is available online (requires registration but there is no cost) at the Exceptional Parent website. is featured in this month’s Exceptional Parent magazine talking about life with his son Max . Mr. McGinley is now a spokesperson for the National Down Syndrome Society and also discusses his involvement and role in this organization. he discusses his emotional reaction to learning that Max had Down syndrome. John C. McGinley is now a spokesperson for the National Down Syndrome Society and also discusses his involvement and role in this organization. and that seems to have given him a healthy understanding of the gifts that children with special needs can bring. which offers lots of good resources for affected families. the actor who plays the irritable but caring Dr. In this very candid interview. his approach to day-to-day living with Max. Mr. he discusses his emotional reaction to learning that Max had Down syndrome.an eleven year old with Down syndrome. For another parent's positive perspective on Angelman Syndrome. Cox on Scrubs. the actor who plays the irritable but caring Dr. Cox on Scrubs. and he pulls no punches when he talks about his strong negative reaction to Tropic Thunder and director Ben Stiller. and he pulls no punches when he talks about his strong negative reaction to Tropic Thunder and director Ben Stiller. McGinley.
." A number of other celebs also have autistic children. Originally. who married tennis star Andy Roddick in 2009. since he does not speak and didn't begin walking until the age of four. "I want to adopt a child or a baby with an intellectual disability one day. one doctor finally noticed how happy James was and made the connection to Angelman's . Here's a look at some Hollywood families who are facing and overcoming . Actress Holly Robinson Peete has long been an advocate for children with autism. but that's always been a goal of mine. laughing. and smiling. since her son Rodney (14) was diagnosed with the disorder at age 3.a Special Olympics athlete . that's in the distant future. model Kim Bordenave ) thought he suffered from cerebral palsy.the challenges of raising children with physical and mental disabilities. his proud mom says that "his progress is noteworthy.000 children. and while Rodney still struggles. and can cause delays in mental and physical development. James' parents (his mom is Farrell's ex-girlfriend.with inspiring her to adopt a disabled child. ." We think the couple's adoption plans are a great idea. actor Colin Farrell opened up about his son James' (7) diagnosis with Angelman Syndrome. a number of celebrities have spoken candidly about their own children who have special needs.Hollywood Families: Celebrity Kids with Special Needs "Battleship" star Brooklyn Decker says she plans to adopt a special needs child at some point in the future. The rare neurodevelopmental disorder affects approximately one in 30.with a variety of treatments and the means to access them. While Decker is hoping to adopt a child. According to the "Total Recall" star.. the 25-year-old model-turned-actress confessed. and we hope they can bring some muchneeded attention to the plight of disabled children in need of loving. In a recent interview. "A lot of kids with intellectual disabilities are given up for adoption when they're born. Children suffering from autism typically have impaired communication and social interaction." Decker. Toni Braxton's 9-year-old son. Last year. which is characterized by (seemingly angelic) happiness. According to the former Sports Illustrated cover model. added "I mean. permanent homes." Peete says her experience with her son has shown her "that recovery is possible. [be]cause it's a lot for a family [to handle]." The "What to Expect When You're Expecting" actress credits her aunt .
the mother of five says that all doubt vanished "the moment Trig was born. McGinley became a spokesman for the National Down Syndrome Society after his son Max (now 10) was born with the condition. He is who he is.Diesel. suffers from autism. "Scrubs" and "Office Space" star John C. are going to do our best . According to his father. as doesJenny McCarthy's 9-year-old son. Actor Sylvester Stallone's son Seargeoh . was alsodiagnosed with the disorder at an early age. saying "Not knowing in my own heart if I was ready to embrace a child with special needs. Evan. "I don't think of him as my son with Asperger's. Lucas (11) wasn't diagnosed until he was 9 years old because he's very high functioning. Gorham said beautifully. so both Sarah and her husband Todd knew early on that their son would be born with the genetic condition." . was the first step toward helping him adjust and be successful. Palin confessed that she initially hid the news from her children. He's not broken. "Covert Affairs" star Christopher Gorham says his firstborn son was relatively old by the time doctors discovered he had Asperger's syndrome. I think of him as my son.as we do with all our kids . now 33. Former Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has spoken openly about her youngest son's diagnosis with Down Syndrome. We. Trig (4) was tested prenatally. as his parents.to give him the best shot at having the best life he can. The father of three states that knowing what was wrong with his son. I couldn't talk about it." In addition to Palin." Despite her fears. who was having trouble interacting at school. He's not wrong.
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