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Mothers bond with their children at The Key School for children with autism

The Key School for children with autism tea party provided a breath of fresh air for mothers.

The Key School for children with autism hosted a Mother’s Day tea on May 10 for mothers and house mothers who continue to provide their children endless support and love.

The school principal Michelle Pellaton said the morning included a tea party, a photo wall, props and activities.

Aquillo Mlilo and Zanele Mabanga.

“Each mom engaged with their child in the classroom space and participated in an age-appropriate activity. As a school, we decided that it is important to celebrate these special days and let the moms have a little bit of fun,” she said.

Pellaton added having a neurodiverse child comes with challenges and they often hear about how exhausted and drained moms get. “Having tea such as this, provided the necessary breath of fresh air and communication that our moms needed from each other.

Gail Dymon and Akwande Mgwabi.

“We maintain the standing that it takes a village to raise a child and create a space where moms have their support group among one another to help them through the difficult days of having a child with autism. Autism does not come with a manual, it comes with a mother who never gives up.”

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