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"
“We could have used you out there tonight,” the man said to my son, calmly and genuinely, grabbing his hands as he did so, to be sure he was capturing Ryan’s attention. “I think you might have gotten us that extra goal we needed.” A smile crossed Ryan’s face. “I think I would have,” Ryan […]Read more "A Moment Spent, A Memory Created"
I talk a lot on this blog about the things being an autism parent has taught me. Among the most important: learning to recognize difference in others and place it into perspective. Since autism is a spectrum disorder, the differences in those it touches are all a matter of degrees, from those lightly brushed by […]Read more "A Spectrum as Wide as the Human Experience"