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Carissa Garabedian

POPSUGAR Contributor

Carissa Garabedian is the founder of, a Special Needs website in Richmond, VA where she lives with her husband, 3 children and 2 shiht-tzus. Her youngest is Autistic and teaches in all he does. In her free time she loves to cook and does too much of it, she also loves to travel, but that doesn't happen as often! Running, reading & wine with friends are some of the ways she "de-stresses". Spreading awareness and acceptance is her ongoing mission. Say hi on Twitter at @knowdifferent!

Latest Posts by Carissa

Things My Son With Autism Teaches Me
Life Lessons Written by a 50-Year-Old Woman