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 […]

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 […]

Tempus Fugit

So many things going on in my brain right now that I feel compelled to write. This week has been filled with so many emotions and while I know that it’s normal in many ways it still takes a toll. I started out wanting to address something that I’m so proud of with Bryan. He […]

Debunking and decoding.

The thing about stereotypes is that there is some grain of truth buried beneath a generalization. There are people for whom the stereotype is a perfect fit, probably how it got started in the first place, but for the group described, as a whole, it’s just wrong. There are all kinds of stereotypes for autism. […]

How low can you go?

All you people who typically read my blog and reach out to support me, yep I’m talking to you. I need you now. Autism sucks. Yep it does and it keeps on sucking in new and improved ways. A few times over the last few weeks we have gotten calls from Bryan’s new school that […]

Sanity Check

First week of school; new school for Bryan, private school focused on kids with neurodiversity. That’s the new term and I think it’s ok. Essentially the focus will be on life skills and academics that prepare him for independence. Independence is the goal, always.  At age 16, he will have a job in the community. […]

Cancel the DNA test!

It’s so interesting when you are a parent to watch which traits your kids pick up from you. Sometimes this feeling can be exhilarating and joyful, like when you hear your children say please and thank you or hold the door for someone. Other times you get a mirror held up right to your face […]