Susan Cho Van Riesen is a mom of three kids and a co-lead pastor at Palo Alto Vineyard Church. She was born in Seoul, Korea, and grew up in Eugene, Oregon. You can read more about her adventures as a parent of a child with special needs at

Beautifully Autistic
Slow, Burdensome and For Keeps
by Susan Cho Van Riesen

MY SON IS a lollygagger. Josh doesn't have a problem taking his sweet time getting out of the car, or getting off the toilet.