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.

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…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.

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.

Teaching Our Kids About Those Who Are Different

Teach them to fear Styrofoam and they will cower at packing peanuts forever unless someone shows them how you were wrong. Teach them to fear people and the same thing will 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.

The Dad I’ll Be Tomorrow

It's like being the best barber in the shop and finding out that, in six months, your job will also include competitive Frisbee and candle-making.