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The Journey: ABA and How I Feel about It Now

The Journey: ABA and How I Feel about It Now

[This post is the first in a series about looking back on aspects of my journey as an autism parent and how I feel about it now that my son is 20 years old.] One thing you’ll find with most parents of children who have […]

Transition Check-In: Back to the Diving Board

Transition Check-In: Back to the Diving Board

“Many things in life, at most times, are filled with both uncertainties and possibilities.” – Nigel, age 18 “Life is a holding pattern.” – Tanya, age 98 * The phrase “back to the drawing board” supposedly originated from a cartoon featured in the New Yorker […]

When a Thank You Note Means More

When a Thank You Note Means More

You know what I don’t understand? Apart from Advanced Calculus, I mean. And word problems. It was always hit or miss with those. But in the grand scheme of things what I really don’t understand is why children have cancer. It’s horrible enough for adults, […]

When It’s Not Okay

When It’s Not Okay

I call my son’s name about five times to try to get his attention. He is clambering on top of a 5,900-foot high volcanic plug in southern Oregon called Pilot Rock. Everyone in our group has reached the summit and is walking around on the […]