Walking In Quicksand: How Autism Challenges Success

Walking In Quicksand: How Autism Challenges Success

I recently discovered Ashlyn Washngton’s blog, Walking in Quicksand, and it’s brilliant. I am grateful to her for letting me share her post by the same name. I think it is the perfect sentiment to wrap up Autism Awareness Month. As the world turns off the...
Parents: Trust Your Instincts!

Parents: Trust Your Instincts!

Fellow autism mom Cathy Jameson does it again. Last year she shared her son Ronan’s story here. Cathy is an amazing writer and I am thrilled that she wrote this piece for me. But even more than that, I am awed and inspired by her tireless devotion to help other...
Ask The Experts: What You Need To Know About Autism

Ask The Experts: What You Need To Know About Autism

One of the most difficult things about autism is that we (parents, families) seem to turn into Martians. We are this weird new species that the outside world is observing, but not necessarily understanding. I think that’s one of the reasons autism parents are so...
Ask The Experts: How Autism Made Your Life Better

Ask The Experts: How Autism Made Your Life Better

Just to be clear – no one thinks that autism made their life better in a way that makes autism worth it. Even if autism gave me magic powers, brought on world peace, and ended hunger, it would never be worth the suffering of my child. So, THAT is not what I mean....

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