Playing With Puzzles

 @Isabel_Anders  We are certainly working on it...thank you so much for reading!more

We Are Here: An Online Community Mobilizes To Help Its Own

A few months ago, I started writing my story in the form of this blog. I didn't know then and still do not know where it will lead me, but along the way I discovered a fulfilling, new community of friends. We live across America and across the globe, and we speak to each other daily in 140 characters or less....more

Guilt, With A Side Of Whisky

Again, with the guilt.  If there is anything that is consistent in this autism experience, it is that guilt is a constant and a given.  This morning, I awoke to the screaming (that’s becoming a constant, as well).  My feet hadn’t even met the floor before the chaos began.  I walked into the living room to see my partner, my beautiful partner of infinite patience, trying to calm the fireman.  To no avail.  Yay, it’s Sunday!I contemplated going back to bed, but it would mean two things, well three actually:1.  I would actually be giving up....more
I'm listening! Feeling sad and feeling your pain. I also feel the endless love you have for your ...more

World Autism Awareness Day

On the autism roller coaster, I’ve hit a deep low.  Last night Bruno and I had a painful talk about the reality of our situation....more
My heart sank. Sending my hug to you.more

my husband has aspergers, but today he's being a jerk

my husband has aspergers, but today he's just being a jerk....more

I Love My Autistic Son -- Even Though I Hate Autism

Many people seem to arrive at my website through an autism or Asperger’s internet search. I’ve seen everything from “my autistic son walks in circles” to “I hate my autistic child.” As you can imagine, it hurts my heart when I see some of the more upsetting search terms. When I first saw the search about hating their child, I immediately began a blog post addressing it, but I stopped myself half-way in. The truth is, I can understand that moment, when you are so angry and hopeless and powerless over your situation and you feel such huge, overwhelming emotions and you desperately seek relief or answers. I probably have turned to the internet on more than one occasion, searching for similar help. I get it....more
I disagree with farlandar.  I have Asperger's Syndrome and my son has extremely low-functioning ...more

Normal Life? What's That?

It’s easy for me to write epic posts when my life seems complicated and overwhelming.  When it’s going good, I’m too busy enjoying the happy times to sit down and document the happenings.  But, I’m going to because, if anyone out there with a new diagnosis for their child stumbles across this blog, I want them to know that life with autism does have its ups....more

Employee Of The Year? Not So Much...

I really could have used a cape today.My two meetings that were scheduled for this morning (the very important meetings that were going to prepare us for the IFSP meeting) were both cancelled.  One was cancelled as we were getting ready to leave the house and the other was cancelled while we sat in the waiting room.  What can you do when there is a death in the family and someone becomes sick?  A bigger person rolls with the punches.  With my 5-foot tall stature, I’ve never been accused of being a bigger person....more

Will I Be Stronger If I Wear A Cape?

The TV show Parenthood is a gift to me, allowing me to watch from the sidelines as another family navigates the same world that I inhabit.  Like a voyeur with a note pad, I scribble notes rapidly.  “It’s OK to be a controlling mother… at times.”  “It’s OK to obsess over how your child is doing at school… at times.”  “It’s OK to be that mom… at times.”...more

Why I Blame Parenthood For Everything!

Posted on September 18, 2011 by verystrangebird in The Autism Chronicles, Uncategorized...more