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"
It is World Autism Awareness Day 2014. I did not wear a blue puzzle piece this morning. Veronica and I chose to move on from supporting Autism Speaks last fall. Our choice was a personal one. Others feel differently and I respect that choice. As much as we want tolerance and acceptance for our children […]Read more "Autism Awareness Day 2014"
It is often said that if you know one person with autism, well, then you know one person with autism. That is to say, the autism experience has common elements, but no two persons’ autism is exactly the same. Ryan is towards the mild end of the spectrum. He has language. He is progressing well […]Read more "People Who Matter: Joe the Barber"
I’m going to do something a little different on the blog today. Today’s post is not about my family, nor is it be about hockey. That’s because I read something yesterday that I still can’t get it out of my head. The story is “The Ballad of the Piggyback Bandit” and it appeared Wednesday on […]Read more "The Piggyback Bandit: A Cautionary Tale"