Autism Awareness Month or Autism Acceptance Month?

Autism Awareness Month was started in 1970 by the Autism Society. I wasn’t even born at that point, yet 34 short years later would be blessed with an autistic child of my own. In my son’s 13 years I haven’t had a lot of time or energy to devote to trying to parse out what Read More

A Day in the Life

Whether it’s autism or something else…or, as in my son’s case, several concomitant developmental disabilities…chances are you know someone who’s parenting a special needs child. Or maybe you are the parent of a special needs child (hats off to you, Superman/Superwoman!). I wrote this yesterday. It’s a pretty typical representation of a low-key day on Read More