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My Broken Heart: The Story Of The Bare-Handed Man

“As he was telling me how cold and hungry he was, I watched as he was unable to control his hands. It was like he was playing an invisible piano…He kept staring off and would occasionally look in my direction but never at me…”

Ben And The Blue Heron – A Story About Jail, Redemption, And A Heron

It is said that if a Great Blue Heron wades across your path you will be wise to look deep into what brings forth your wisdom. Heron shows you how to become self-reliant – how to become comfortable in uncertain situations…

What Brandon And Amalia Teach Us About Love, Honesty And Parenting A Special Needs Child

“The way we look at our children and their limitations is precisely the way they will feel about themselves. We set the examples, and they learn by taking our cue from us.” Amalia Starr Five years ago before the first book, before this website eve...

Channeling Your Child’S Special Interests Or Passions Into Creative Forms

“Take a fixation and broaden it out into something constructive.” Temple Grandin Over the years, I’ve found it important to follow my son Kevin‘s lead. This often takes us places I’d never imagine. Following Kevin’s lead includes incorporating Kev...

Gender Identity Issues And Females On The Spectrum

As far back as I can remember I felt more comfortable around male peers. I have a lot of interests that tend to be male orientated and find them easier to converse with. My generation had strong gender roles and I felt compelled to rebel against t...

My Song – A Story Of A Boy, A Grandma, A Song, And The Power Of Love

Born with lots of love and joy. Life’s not always been so fair, But you’re blessed with those that care.

The Power Of Expectations

It’s June 2002. The first grade end-of-school party is at the beach. I watch Kevin jump in the waves squealing in sheer delight. Here he is at equilibrium. Here he is whole. I feel my bare toes dig into the warm summer sand.

The School Bell Was My Enemy

What I remember first about school was the bell in the hallway. Any time it rang and I was close to it I became agitated and scared. The bell hurt my ears. It startled me so much I got angry and felt like kicking or hitting or yelling. I wanted to...

My Two Kids: Wonderful And #Autistic

Imagine a life where the sun off the snow seems too bright. Where the noise of the radio makes you shudder rather than dance.

This Is Autism Flash Blog Spreads Autism Awareness

Last week I noticed the buzz of the social media around a flash blog called This is Autism.

Autistic Teens Deserve Respect, Understanding – A High School Student Writes

Autistic teenagers deserve more than mere tolerance from their peers, but too often that’s the most they can hope for.

11-Year Old Kelly Shares Her Positive Feelings About Being Autistic

“My autism is that I have a good memory, I remember dates and people’s birthdays. I started to sing before I started to talk, I could see the world in pictures.” Kelly Willuweit, 11-years old.

Favorite Quotes About Autism And Aspergers

“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” Dr. Stephen Shore. “What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and social...

Harambee Arts Erecting Autism Monument In Nairobi Wants Your Photographs

In Kenya, children with any form of differences are extremely stigmatized and commonly the mom and child are forced to leave the village. There are no safety nets and less compassion.

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