The Police Shot And Killed My Friend Aaron

It was a cool February afternoon in an upper-middle-class suburb of Houston. My friend, Aaron, was having a difficult time gathering his composure. Aaron was 19 years old. He had been diagnosed with a form of autism, as well as mental illness. Aaron's parents, who gave their neuroatypical son vast support and courageous care, were at a loss for how to help him in this vulnerable moment. ...more

Five Big Mistakes Parents of Autistic Kids Can Avoid

If you're the parent of an autistic kid, you probably get advice thrown at your head from every angle, all day long. You may even be all done with advice. And I hear you, because I am you. But I also have had the great good fortune to be connected with some of the most insightful autistic and autism professionals and thinkers on this planet, who have transformed my parenting approach completely, and to the benefit of my teen son, Leo, as well as myself. ...more
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CHASING THE POCKET MONSTERS

I have never been into Pokemon....more

WHAT MY EMPLOYER DID RIGHT WHEN MY SON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM

 Before I became my own boss, I had a great emplo...more

THE UNEXPECTED BENEFITS OF CUTTING THE CORD

After my father passed away my mother needed to transfer the household utilities accounts into her name....more

TEAM: LESS

In the middle of the school year the Navigator’s favorite IEP case manager, ...more

The Informed Parent: Here's How to Be One

In this info-glut age, few areas teem with more bewildering contradictions than the realm of pregnancy and parenting advice....more
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HOLDING HIS WRIST

 When I was 18 years old I went to work for a large...more

SNEAKY MEDITATION

I have always loved the idea of meditation and on the few occasions I meditated in classes, etc., I have loved doing it....more

SCRIPTS FOR ANSWERING UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTIONS

I recently wrote about a tricky situation ...more
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