Coexisting with my neurological roommate, autism. While traveling with friends this past week, I got to visit a lakeside park in Toronto. We walked down a gravel path and onto a small beach that was nestled into a sheer rock cliff. The clean, crisp strength of the rock gently draws the eyes around the cove, … Continue reading The Tiny Rowboat
I had a meltdown today. This is what it is like for me. We often put autism on parade through television and social media, as we portray the meltdown as uncontrollable violent outbursts that endanger everyone around them. Meltdowns happen to just about every autistic person, and is the term used to describe any kind of … Continue reading Inside a Meltdown with Autism.
It is considered polite to offer people a snack when they are a guest at your house. If they accept, you must also provide drinks and napkins, otherwise you will have to keep getting up to get them things.
I just finished reading a remarkable post by the author John Elder Robison, Early Intervention or Not. How Do We Decide? . I had an opportunity to perform at The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the same conference Mr. Robison attended, and converse with a few professionals during the opening banquet. His insightful post brought me back … Continue reading Repair, Realign, Restructure – The Three R’s of Special Needs Education