My son's own words on how he was led to depression, and how he still sees the world as worth while. In part I, I talked about my 15-year-old Autistic son, Jacob, and our fight to find services that could aid him through depression. Consistently roadblocked, we both were stunned that we were taught we lacked … Continue reading The Empathy of Autism, Part II
Navigating Depression with my autistic son, and how people with Autism showed us deep compassion and empathy.
The use of American idioms are common among most age groups as a way of explaining ideas in a few words that are assumed to have global meaning. For someone like me, who tends to take things literally, I am often lost in conversations that over use idioms to illustrate points. Like with understanding sarcasm, … Continue reading 5 Idioms I could Live without
How Edward Scissorhands tells my story of living with autism. There are many films portraying autism in American Cinema. Adam, Snow Cake, Mozart and the Whale, Mercury Rising, but the most well know is Rainman. Each film presents the autism spectrum in a unique way, each with moments of accuracy but none with a complete … Continue reading The Ice Dance