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 […]

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 […]

Here’s what I know

The last few weeks have been tougher than anticipated. I somehow felt since my mom suffered with Alzheimer’s for the last few years and wasn’t really herself that her passing would be easier. Wrong again. You see you don’t mourn someone who is alive, even in an altered state, so your brain is sort of […]

The first time ever I saw your face

So about 2 plus weeks ago I had started writing a blog in anticipation of Bryan’s 18th birthday, which was February 18. I was thinking a lot about my mom because she had been with us in the delivery room. My dad was outside in the father’s room. I am fairly well adjusted but I […]

Sophie’s Choice

Ok, so that’s a very dramatic title, but you’ll get my point. I have been waiting for this for forever, not exactly waiting, but more like anticipating or expecting. Saturday is Jason’s 15th birthday. I know it’s Yom Kippur (which actually exacerbates the whole thing) but while I do respect the holiday, we don’t typically […]

Living la vida loca!

Bryan loves music. When he and I are alone in the car, he is DJ Bryan (he loves when I call him that) and he plays his repertoire of songs. He has pretty good taste in music but often his selections are tied to a movie soundtrack to whichever movie has captured his interest. As […]