Jenn Lynn

Jenn Lynn a wife, musician, teacher as well as a mom to a blessed Super Hero with ASD. Writing and music are my therapy, Chris and Jake are my loves. I feel passionately about advocating for the rights of those with special needs. 

My Autism Numbers

Today was a rough day, for those sharing the ASD fish bowl. The reality of 30% increase in ASD cases is scary and yet another rude, wake-up call.We must keep educating our kids and each other. We have to come together to share ideas, best practices and build each other up. We must fight for our children. ...more

Manhood Matters

I knew the moment would come, well many moments actually, where I would struggle to explain the birds and bees to Super Hero Jake. It’s a delicate subject to start with but he’s so black and white… so literal… so our answers are devoid of details. Also, for the record, these moments repeatedly happen in the car! So I’m captive, he’s curious and the likelihood of me ditching the car when he ventures into the baby territory is great! Throw in a little early puberty for good measure!...more

Rhymes With Duck

Rhymes With Duck When you have a child with echlolalia you learn to hold your breath! You pray that every adult he engages in conversation with is appropriate and not sarcastic. And you never swear in front of him. ...more

Reminder in the Mail

There goes the dream of having another child. The pain of a second failed adoption has taken 2 years to heal from. I need to write it, purge it, and pray about it, one final time. I haven’t written about this awful loss in our lives for years because it’s raw. And no matter how much I pretend to say I’m over it, the pain is still near the surface when the reminders rear their ugly head....more