The Crystal Ball

I want it, I need it, I’m afraid of it. What will Bryan’s future be? The scariest question out there. I have recently embarked on a crusade to get all of my ducks in a row. I have always had a will and extensive life insurance, but I need to go to the next level […]

Sometimes you just have to write

Today is one of those days where I need to download my thoughts to provide relief from the tension. Bryan had a bad day at school. This should not be considered a big deal. Everyone has bad days. Why does this matter?  Because you need to understand when you have autism every minute of every […]

The Little Big Brother

Much has been written regarding the relationship between typical and special needs siblings. The sibling relationship in general is quite fascinating; you are friends, or not, grow up in the same house and have a unique common understanding of your parents. Often birth order can indicate some behaviors but I know in my sibling relationship […]

Somewhere over the rainbow

Just got back from a spectacular week in NY. I was on my own, doing what I wanted, how I wanted, and with whomever I wanted. If you are a parent, especially a single parent, you know that time is rare. I had wanted to do this since I got divorced; the freedom of walking […]

Renewing my vows

Um, yeah, not those! come on… For the record, I don’t believe any of the parenting experiences which I share in my blog are necessarily unique. What I mean is that all parents have kid issues, I’m just sharing mine and my perspective. I vow to my kids; not literally you see, but in my […]

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 […]