Two blog posts in my inbox caught my attention recently. One, from Austim-Mom.com, pulled something out of my recent post about Ryan tackling an aerial obstacle course. To prep Ryan for the course, I showed him YouTube videos of it to give him some visual perspective about the challenges he was going to face. Autism […]Read more "Disconnected Connection"
I found myself at my local Dunkin’ Donuts Sunday. Don’t judge. I was only getting iced coffee, I swear. OK, so I thought about getting a doughnut and eating it in the shop to hide the evidence from Veronica. But I didn’t. Besides, that’s not the point. When I walked in the store, there was […]Read more "People Who Matter: The Dunkin’ Donuts Guy"
Here’s a little something to brighten up your day. I posted this on the blog’s Facebook page last night, but it needs a fuller airing. Meet Cammy, a young Chicago Blackhawks fan. Cammy was born unable to walk or speak. But she loves the Blackhawks. Just ask her, she’ll tell you — since as we […]Read more "Cammy"
Veronica has been bugging me to write this post for a while, and I’ve been avoiding it for just as long. She recently began reading The Mighty — a sort of one-stop inspirational site for those facing challenges of all kinds — and came across a post titled “If I Could Go Back to the […]Read more "For The Mighty: If I Could Go Back"
My “drafts” folder has grown to a record number of half-finished posts. Some need a little more thought. Some date to some event that no longer feels applicable. Some, I’d love to publish but they perhaps reveal a bit too much about my son or our lives. I was browsing through them this morning, searching […]Read more "Becoming Oneself"