Dealing With The Shit In Your Life

Dealing With The Shit In Your Life

Hey there! It’s been a really long time, so… Happy Belated New Year! Ah, the New Year – time for the new, best you doing everything you ever dreamed of and kicking all of your bad habits and finally living the best life ev-ah! So, how’s that...
Great Tips & Ideas for Special Needs Gift Giving

Great Tips & Ideas for Special Needs Gift Giving

Holiday gift giving is difficult, but finding gifts for those with special needs can be especially challenging. It is even harder if the recipient is nonverbal, like my 10-year old son Christopher. I wrote about special needs gift giving in my monthly newsletter, and...
I Am Thankful: Happy Thanksgiving, Autism-Style

I Am Thankful: Happy Thanksgiving, Autism-Style

Thanksgiving is a time of both gratitude and indulgence, just like every holiday. That’s American-style. While most Americans will celebrate by gathering with family, watching football and parades, and eating all the food, autism families might not have that...
Autism on TV: A Parent’s Perspective

Autism on TV: A Parent’s Perspective

I asked my husband if he wanted to watch The Good Doctor, ABC’s new show about Dr. Shaun Murphy, who has autism and savant syndrome. According to the ABC website, though he is “unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical...
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...

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