The Tiny Rowboat

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

Repair, Realign, Restructure – The Three R’s of Special Needs Education

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

Holiday Donating in a Way that REALLY Helps

Many of you know that I favor donating to small, local organizations that do hands on good with their funds.  Though I do not have an exhaustive list of all the great organizations out there, I thought I would share a few of my personal favorites.  These are organizations where I have met the owners … Continue reading Holiday Donating in a Way that REALLY Helps

The Developmental Corset of Therapy, and How to Break It

I recently read a wonderful post on BBC Ouch, by a guest blogger named Mark Neary.  In his blog, he wrote about how clinical jargon is used in his autistic son's life, and how sometimes that jargon actually diminishes people's perception of his son as a person. I have encountered this same use of clinical … Continue reading The Developmental Corset of Therapy, and How to Break It