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"
It is the glorious early days of summer vacation for my kids. Ryan is in his second week of hockey day camp, something we could not have imagined him doing just last summer. Riley is taking a summer enrichment program. As has been the case for the last several years, both kids have been assigned […]Read more "The Curious Highlight"
John Elder Robison is one of the most thoughtful voices in the autism community. So when he speaks, I pay attention. I like to think I have a pretty good understanding of autism, at least of the variety that has touched my family. But I do not, nor would I ever pretend to, know how […]Read more "I’m Listening"
Normally an email like the one I received yesterday from Veronica that says “I got a call from [Ryan’s case manager]. Call me,” would be cause for a five-alarm freak out. Thankfully Veronica knows me well enough to add, “nothing bad.” When I called her, she related the story. There was an autism awareness assembly […]Read more "Autism Advocacy Done Right"
I wasn’t going to write anything to mark World Autism Awareness Day this year. This morning, Facebook was kind enough to remind me of what I posted one year ago today. I re-read that post, and still agree with pretty much everything I wrote. But last night, Riley mentioned that she needed to wear blue […]Read more "Autism Awareness Day 2015"