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 […]

Drowning, drowning in the sea of love

This one’s a stretch if you don’t have any experience with special needs.  I am always happy when the boys get home.  I love the camp break and the time to myself but the last two weeks I’m really missing them and by the last few days before they arrive I’m like a little kid […]

By way of example…

How do you really explain what it’s like to live with and parent a kid with autism? As you know, if you read my blogs and if you have a kid with autism in your life, it is not easy to explain. I often get questions like ,”does he understand ….?”, “is he high functioning(whatever […]

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 […]

Timing is Everything!

There is this thing down here in Florida, not sure if it’s everywhere so I hope I don’t sound ignorant. It’s called the medwaiver list and it’s something you need to get your child with a disability on so they can get some government funding. Literally speaking: Medicaid Waiver Programs allow recipients to ‘waive’ institutionalization […]

Working the Fan Club

Blah blah blah Thanksgiving. I know it’s the best holiday of the year, not religious, for all Americans, etc.  I love the traditional Thanksgiving meal and all it represents in terms of giving thanks and appreciating all you have. For many special needs kids the holidays can cause a lot of anxiety. What is expected […]