My Son Has Asperger's ... At Least Until 2013

My 10-year-old son chatters endlessly and laughs loudly and often and wrestles with his friends and snuggles with the dog and makes great eye contact and technically, yes, he is also autistic. ...more

On the IEP sheet our district uses, there are a dozen or so boxes you can check off to ... more

My Son Has Asperger's ... At Least Until 2013

My 10-year-old son chatters endlessly and laughs loudly and often and wrestles with his friends and snuggles with the dog and makes great eye contact and technically, yes, he is also autistic. ...more

I actually, in theory, mostly agree with you (though I also really believe that a spectrum ... more

Identifying and Avoiding Autism Cults

A child's autism diagnosis can really mess with parents' heads. Media portrayals of children with autism and their adult spectrum-mates dwell almost exclusively on negatives and challenges, so when a parent is told that their child is autistic, they are usually incredibly upset. ...more

I am SO glad you pushed through and finished this! You rock, girl.

And you're ... more

The Agents of L.U.S.T.

Or, how our friends and family have my autistic son's back. L.U.S.T. is The League of Unrepentant Straw Thieves. It is a grassroots, volunteer-only organization dedicated to a single mission: Swiping drinking straws to support my son’s straw habit. My son is obsessed with straws, and not in a tiny way. If we let him, he would chew on and fiddle with a straw, all day long, every day. In bed. In the pool. In the bath. On the trampoline. On the toilet. It’s a challenge, but, in some ways, it’s also an opportunity. ...more

It's me, TC. (I have too many freaking IDs...can't keep 'em all straight!)

I didn't ... more