No Autism Pep Talks Needed

If it seems like there aren't many things to say to make the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum feel better, that's because there aren't.

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A Running Fear

The moment you'd let your guard down, he would take off across the yard. The next thing you know, you're tackling a preschooler on your front lawn.

…As Much As They Need Me

Some of my lowest points from the past few years are softened by their links to some great memories with my children.

It Gets Better

The scariest thing about being a newly diagnosed special needs parent is that you're a newly diagnosed special needs parent. 

The Perfect Kid For Me 

Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks - good and bad - are his and I love him.

Cracking The Code

The absence of language can seem like a major barrier and, in some ways, it can be. In most ways, though, it's not.

Nearly Missing Our Greatest Memories

Autism spectrum or not, every kid wants to have fun.  It just takes time figure out how to make that happen.

Special Needs, Needless Blame

There's nothing more frustrating than telling someone about your child's special needs and being greeted with an immediate inquisition on potential things they think you could have done to cause them.

How I Communicate With My Non-Verbal Son

Lucas and I had been talking this whole time and I, in all my hope for verbalized words, had missed it.

What He Does, Not What He Doesn’t

For many, my son having "special needs" means focusing on the things he can't do. It overshadows many of the powerful things he can.