Tag: autistic parent

  • My Youngest Autistic Son Now Has A Vote And A Voice

    My Youngest Autistic Son Now Has A Vote And A Voice

    [From my Facebook post today.] So proud of my youngest son – and oh my heart. He was so worried I’d be upset with him for using my email address. I had to assure him I’m not upset, in fact I’m very, very proud, and that his problem solving was awesome. My son is 18 […]

  • My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2006 – 2009

    My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2006 – 2009

    Below are links to journals, emails, and publications that I wrote between 2006 and 2009 on family life.  Subjects include: Parenting autistics, open adoption, widely-spaced siblings, troubles at school, autism diagnosis, IEP, depression, suicide ideation, becoming a brother (by Jared), autism acceptance, autism awareness, surprise pregnancy, antepartum, and more. Some of these entries were syndicated […]

  • My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2003 – 2005

    My Autistic Family Life | The Early Years: 2003 – 2005

    Below are links to journals, emails, and publications that I wrote in 2005 on family life. Subjects include: Parenting autistics, secondary infertility, PCOS, open adoption, widely-spaced siblings, troubles at school, and more. It also include my first published piece in the “Adoptive Families” magazine. 2003 Secondary Infertility: A family affair  2005 Got The Most Amazing […]

  • Autistic Voices | From Adult Misdiagnosis To Ban Seclusion in New Jersey Schools

    Autistic Voices | From Adult Misdiagnosis To Ban Seclusion in New Jersey Schools

    ADULT MISDIAGNOSIS: THE DEFAULT PATH TO AN AUTISTIC IDENTITY By Autistic Science Person, TPGA I was lucky. This story isn’t about me. But it really could have been. I found out I was autistic before ever being misdiagnosed with anything. It’s time to ban seclusion in New Jersey schools New Jersey is considering new legislation after […]

  • What Will Happen To My Autistic Children After I Die?

    What Will Happen To My Autistic Children After I Die?

    [TW: Death, ABA, trauma, autism cure, prevention, and more.] What will happen to my Autistic children, now adults, after I die? I’ll be 50 this year and still don’t have an answer that doesn’t include poverty, despair, abuse, homelessness and an early death. This question has haunted me for years because the answer isn’t a […]

  • My Autistic Family Life: We’re Going To Just Keep Trying Until We Do

    My Autistic Family Life: We’re Going To Just Keep Trying Until We Do

    When my youngest Autistic son was in early days of elementary school he decided he wanted to learn how to catch a football. He and I worked all summer throwing that ball and him doing his best to catch it. Every single evening we worked together on his goal. He never became frustrated and he […]