Discovering that Solomon has autism, Vivian knew that she would face stigma from within her own family, what she did not know was how much time she would have to put in to meet Solomon’s needs and access resources. With no road map to follow she did not know how much advocacy work she would need to do for her son. Vivian made it her mission to find and share autism resources with other local families, and to make the invisible job of caregiving more visible. Like most small towns, therapy and resources are limited but the family finds respite through therapy and day camps that are one of a kind: a Care Farm where Solomon is welcomed, happy and the whole family is supported.

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