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 […]

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 […]

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Earlier this week Bryan and some of his classmates performed in a Bell Choir at a local nursing home. There were about a dozen young men each dressed in white button down shirts and wearing white gloves. Bryan has done this before, but last time they were just in their school uniform, this time the […]