We are a mother/son team who have shared David’s autism journey since he was 2, so our topics and reflections will span toddlerhood through the young adult years. We will share separately or together and hope you find value!
As I conclude this school year, I realize that I have been a teacher for five years! That time comes with many valuable realizations and lessons…not only about me as a teacher, but also as an autistic person.
Here are … READ MORE
The diagnosis of autism is based upon very specific criteria. However, the degree of severity in how the components present themselves vary considerably from person to person as well as within the same person for different categories. There is also … READ MORE
A diagnosis—no matter what it is—effects the entire family and its dynamics, so working on everyone’s needs helps the outcomes of each member as well as the functioning unit. Co-ordinating all of this is monumental but is worth the effort. … READ MORE
Just released! A wonderful book born from post-pandemic trepidation.
During lockdown, it became apparent from conversations, news, and media that likely everyone was struggling with the stress of life and freedoms being snatched away. The unpredictability and uncertainty of the … READ MORE
We have been remiss in posting a blog for a while, but that is because we have been happily reintegrating into our new, old lives!
Family reunions, graduation and wedding celebrations, trips to see out-of-town children, theatre involvement, and going … READ MORE
These times are far from a typical situation for anybody, but as a young adult on the autism spectrum, I’ve found that moving out during an international pandemic provided me the time to do some major reflection (since there’s not … READ MORE
I was impressed and gratified by a recent CBS 60 Minutes segment on “companies seeking out potential employees with autism.”* It is such an important topic to explore and consider, and the feature echoed many concepts we wrote about in … READ MORE
Going back to my high school years, I never thought that college would be in the cards for me due to my difficulty with comprehension and grasping deeper meanings. Upon completing grad school, the greatest thing that I have taken … READ MORE
Expect a Miracle: Understanding and Living with Autism has been launched! The cover of this second edition book is particularly symbolic for us, and the eye is immediately drawn to that backwards “E” in the title. Was it a mistake? … READ MORE