Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local ...
Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local education concerns, but information about resources for parental research on different subjects concerning children and their well being. Jerrie Williams is the mother of three autistic children. Her journey began in 1999, when she discovered that her children were not developing according to the national mind stone charts. This was after they had received immunizations and developed reactions to them. She later learned the immunizations contained an agent that her children were allergic to, which led to their developmental delays. She moved her children to Georgia to be treated by a specialist in autism and brain injury in 2000. Since then she has been searching and discovering several research-based interventions and resources to educate, support and assist in the recovery of autism. She moved to Louisiana in August, 2011, and has been involved in educating the community about autism and the resources available to parents of autistic children as well as adults with autism. She has been instrumental in helping the Beauregard Parish school system to design an individualized curriculum that was suited for the educational needs of her children as well as other special needs children. Her children have since blossomed with this curriculum and continue to thrive. She will continue in her journey as a mother and an advocate for others.
Cooper is breaking the fourth wall!
Keeping with Private Practice's ambitiously quirky episodes in its final season, in Tuesday's Cooper-centric outing, the doc will actually address the viewers at home as he shares his fears and excitement about Charlotte's impending pregnancy.
"It's direct address," Paul Adelstein tells TVGuide.com. "I'm talking to the camera almost the whole time. It was a challenge for sure because I had to make sure that it wasn't general, that I knew who I was talking to and all that actor stuff. I think it's going to be a bit of a shock to the audience at first."
In the episode, Cooper is beyond excited for the babies to arrive and will try to get Charlotte (KaDee Strickland) to stop being in denial over her pregnancy. "I think when Cooper imagined himself as a father and as a husband, I don't think in his wildest dreams he would've thought it would've been somebody like Charlotte King, which I love because I think it's very romantic and very true to life," Adelstein says.
"As excited as he is about the babies, he, rightly or wrongly, is nervous that she's not as excited as he," Adelstein continues. "He obviously has his reservations and it's terrifying and all that, but I think he's putting a lot of his anxiety onto Charlotte's reticence. She's much more able to express her misgivings, maybe not in the gentlest way. He spends a lot of that episode trying to almost get her on board in a way that he wants that's going to comfort him. Whether that's fair or not is open to debate. It affects their relationship. He's all up in her business and she resents it."
As Cooper tries to show Charlotte the positive side of the pregnancy, a few "curve balls" will be thrown their way, says Adelstein. "There's an emergency situation, which is not uncommon," he says. "Multiples is a very high risk pregnancy. There's some distress for the babies and for Charlotte." Eagle-eyed viewers might be able to figure out the outcome based on this promo.
Check out two sneak peeks from Tuesday's episode below:
Private Practice airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC.
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