He's a cool detached aloof kind of guy

There are many adults, most of them men, with undiagnosed Aspergers Syndrome (AS) so if you are confused and hurt by your guy’s behavior and can’t solve the mystery of your relationship look again. Characteristics of an Asperger partner Robin, a 47 year old realtor from Folsom, was baffled about the huge disconnect with her husband Joe of 20 years until their son was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.  When she learned about the characteristics and genetic link the crazy baffling life she’d been living finally made sense....more

Target and Trader Joe's...More than just Stores

One thing about being a stay-at-home mom that surprises me is how isolating it can be. My routine involves dropping my daughter off at school, running errands, going home to do chores and surf the web. It drives a mom to blog! The lack of social interactions is isolating, so I'm not at all surprised that moms join Facebook by the droves and socialize on the internet in other ways....more

My Absent-Minded Professor

The thing that amazes me about my daughter is how incredibly perceptive she is one minute and how incredibly out-of-it she is another minute! In 20 years, I'm sure her picture will be in the dictionary under absent-minded professor (assuming that there was a dictionary listing for that term, of course!)....more

Loves to Read

When I first started this blog, my intention was to celebrate the wonderful quirkiness and strengths that kids with high-functioning autism or Asperger's have. As I've been posting, I'm finding that my posts are more along the lines of a mom blog--but a mom who happens to have a kid with high-functioning autism. Today's topic, however, will be more along the lines of what I initially had in mind!...more

Yay! A Good Day!

Yesterday was a good day. No, make that a great day! My daughter was in a great mood and was extremely social! She interacted with her friends and was not rigid if things didn't go her way. She appeared to be totally neuro-typical. Why are some days like this and other days totally the opposite? I wish I knew the answer....more

Autism Speaks, Jenny McCarhty, and others: thank you, now let's create a movement towards acceptance

Having autism in the lime light has raised more money for ASD research and grants along with informing the public of early intervention and detection, however I am not sure the latest news segments about how to cure your child of autism, supports families in the long-run. We all are — "Warrior Families" plugging along trying to provide for our children while parenting them to reach their potential. ...more