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 […]

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 […]

Don’t believe me, just watch!

Can’t wait to see Bruno Mars in October. Love him!! 6 years, yes 6, into blogging and my head is still filled with the positive and negative wonder that is autism.  Ironically I have never enjoyed writing, at all, and never considered it something cathartic or important to me, yet here we are! If someone […]

What do you recommend?

So last week I was doing an errand and had the boys with me. I went into a store and they asked if they could go to the yogurt place next door. I gave Jason some money to get frozen yogurt for the two of them.  When they got back, I could see Jason was […]

You can. End of Story.

While the focus of this blog entry is on Bryan, the title could apply to Bryan, me and basically anyone facing a goal. Bryan is 17 and is an extremely capable young man. I don’t say this flippantly or casually because there is absolutely nothing casual or inadvertent about where he is today. About 13 […]

Good Feelings Gone

You know that scene in Finding Nemo where Marlin and Dory are swimming and are feeling happy. On their quest to find Nemo they encounter various sea creatures and obstacles, but at this moment happiness abounds.  They are circling around and gently gliding along, as if all was right with the world. They feel encapsulated with […]

Plug it out!

Language deficits are extremely frustrating, not only for the person trying to express themselves but for the listener. Over the years I have learned to speak Bryan and interpret many of his sayings for their real meaning. Some cute funny things are like this: Bryan always empties the dishwasher. In the middle of emptying it […]