As David approaches a landmark birthday, I am amazed at what he has accomplished over the past ten years. These attainments are not remarkable simply because he has autism. It is important to realize that autistic people have strengths, abilities, … READ MORE
Hello! For those of you who don’t know us, it’s nice to meet you! Ours is an interesting story.
David was diagnosed as autistic (in stages) at age two. With various therapies for half his life, combined with family support, … READ MORE
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