And Then He Dropped the Mic

I was running late, rushing to brush my teeth and get out the door to catch my train when he said it. Ryan casually mentioned that he had told his language arts class that he attends a social skills group. He mentioned something about sharing an essay he had written. I poked my head out […]

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So Much To Say

I haven’t posted in a while. It’s not for lack of things to say. I want to write about how Ryan got to observe how official hockey statisticians work, and perhaps planted the seed for a future career. I want to write about how he decided to play a new sport, which is simultaneously a […]

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Progress, In a Picture

I have a number of ideas for posts swimming in my head, but I’ve had a hard time trying to crystallize into words what we’ve seen the last several months. Change. Progress. Self-awareness. Self-advocacy. Giving words to emotions. Yes, hormones. All at a speed that makes it difficult to process. Some of that is the […]

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To Protect, or Stand Down?

A few weeks back, Ryan came to us with an idea for a school storytelling assignment. He was really excited about his idea. His parents? Not so much. We tried everything we could think of to persuade him in a different direction. He was insistent. He was stubborn. We tried enlisting his aide, over email, […]

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Hey Now, You’re an All-Star

Ryan is an all-star. OK. He’s not technically an all-star. It’s a “select” team. And we have a conflict and he’s not even going to be able to take part. But there is a select team from his house league being put together for a weekend tournament a couple of hours away, and he was […]

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