My non-verbal son’s skill set stretches far beyond what any one person sees. It’s my job, as his advocate, to accept that.
I'm James Guttman, father of two children. One non-verbal with autism and one non stop verbal with attitude. New Posts: Every Monday and Wednesday
Author: James Guttman
Father of two children - one non-verbal with autism, one verbal without.
My non-verbal boy can sling snark with the best of them. He just expresses it in more creative ways.
Cherish the time you have on Earth…or don’t. Whatever. Either way, your time here is limited.
Sweatin’ the Small Stuff
I thought to myself, “Well, that was different. I guess that’s who I am now.”
Fear And Loathing At My Kid’s Pediatrician
“Hop up on the scale for me buddy.” That’s when the gates of hell open.
Letting Him Stim
Stimming doesn’t give a child Autism. In fact, “stimming” isn’t even exclusive to Autism.
I Wasn’t Ready
A voice in my head whispered, “Why did you do that? What do you know about babies?”
My Kids Embarrass Me At Restaurants
It’s like living in an Adam Sandler movie.
Things He’ll Never Always Do
Kids aren’t all or nothing. Neither is Autism.
Doubters Don’t Define You
No one has to validate your happiness. You just have to feel it.
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