Category Archives: General

Going Meta

Rather than blogging about autism, today I’m going blog about autism blogs. In my geek lingo, I call this ‘going meta’. A few weeks ago I wrote about my intent to more closely follow the writings of other bloggers. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Ahead

I’m encouraged by the large number of upbeat posts that my fellow bloggers have written over the holidays. My New Year’s post, like my Christmas cards, is late. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me and my focus … Continue reading

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Mere Autism

In 1952 English author C.S. Lewis wrote a book titled “Mere Christianity”.  The meaning of the word mere, as used in the title, is very powerful although it is now somewhat obsolete.  Lewis used mere to mean ‘pure‘ or more descriptively ‘what … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure – Part III: Everybody Else

For my last post on this topic, I’m going to change the definition of ‘full disclosure’. When it’s your blog, you can do things like that. I first wrote about being forthcoming about autism to our children on the spectrum. … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure – Part II: The School

Call me rigid and inflexible, but I think all children on the Autism Spectrum should be identified as autistic in their educational plans. Additionally every teacher involved with the student should know that they are autistic. Parents and professionals have … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure – Part I: The Kids

I know many parents of children on the spectrum that struggle over when they should tell their child that they have an ASD. I’ve never considered anything other than full disclosure at the earliest appropriate time. My motivation for this … Continue reading

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The Language of Autism – A Rant

Language provides us the means to communicate ideas, build and share a common vision, and grow and expand our knowledge and understanding. It can also limit our ability to do all these things. Continue reading

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Refrigerator Moms and Geeky Dads

In the 1960s, some ‘experts’ blamed mothers of autistic children for causing their child’s autism. These experts accused mothers of being cold, distant, and unloving of their children and that their detachment lead to their childrens’ withdrawl. Fortunately, I know … Continue reading

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Not all who wander . . .

My wife gets credit for taking this picture and combining it with the text for a scrapbook. I simply made a digital version. My youngest son is the subject and I’m moved by how well it depicts how his autism … Continue reading

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A Different View from the Press

I came accross this article in the Yahoo! news feeds this week about families in Texas dealing with shool system issues. The article was the first I’ve read in a while that wove in information, throughout the article, on the … Continue reading

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