Cure ignorance, not autism

1 in 59 is now the rate for the autism diagnosis.  If you actually spend a minute or two thinking about that, it’s quite an astonishing fact. If you are a parent, or planning to have kids and the doctors told you that there was something, a disease, a disorder, an illness of sorts where […]

Opening the Kimono

This expression always makes me laugh; lots of my work friends use it in reference to revealing information to vendors. The visual always lingers for me. Recently,  I made a new friend. We were talking on the phone and he asked me a little about my life. I started to explain to him all that […]

If you’ve met one person with autism…

Famous quote, Dr. Stephen Shore, “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve  met one person with autism.” So true, autism presents itself differently in each person and the uniqueness is both fascinating, and often quite charming. On Saturday, I took Bryan to Parkland Golf Buddies. For this program there are about 10 special needs […]

The Confessor

Bryan blurts out all kinds of things. Some things are appropriate and make sense, others are random, too loud and nonsensical. However, one of my favorite Bryan qualities is his commitment to confession. Bryan calls me every day when he gets out of school. The calls fall into one of three buckets: He is calling […]

Once there was a way to get back homeward…

You know that feeling when you hear just the few opening notes of a song and a wave of emotion hits you?  How can a few notes, a few short lyrics arouse so much sentiment? These lyrics in the blog title come from the Beatles’ tune Lullaby; just the tone of Paul McCartney’s voice and […]

Sugar, yes please.

There is truly nothing greater in this world than the joy your child brings to you. While the last week or so has brought some of the greatest highs, I have experienced some significant lows too. I try to keep the highs front and center, but I often find myself shaking my head at some […]