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Human Parts

This Is Us

Special Needs Parenting in the Age of Pandemic

This moment is hard for everyone. For parents of special needs kids, it’s harder.

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I was on a ship headed out of the Gulf after three months of grueling summertime naval interdiction operations when 9/11 happened. We were extended indefinitely. For months, I spent six out of every 18 hours…




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Sean Patrick Hughes

Sean Patrick Hughes

Sean Patrick Hughes ( is a writer, veteran and the founder of the non-profit Care For Us (

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