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TEDxSanAntonio - Alicia Arenas - Recognizing Glass Children
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Added Dec 27, 2010
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Speaker: Alicia Arenas

Title of talk: Recognizing Glass Children — What It Means to Be a Sibling of a Child with Special Needs

About this talk: Having lost one brother to the world of autism and another to a terminal illness, Alicia Arenas never knew a normal childhood. Expected to always put on a brave face, Arenas played the role of good girl on the outside. One the inside, however, she was dying. In this heart-wrenching talk, Arenas tells parents of children with special needs — and their surrounding community — to stop looking through the siblings of children with special needs.

About Alicia Arenas: Arenas is an entrepreneur and small business consultant in her company Sanera, The People Development Company — where she runs the Sanera Camp, a business boot camp. For more about Arenas: HYPERLINK ""

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