“Has he been invited to any birthday parties?” asks the psychologist. I am in the assessment room with our 3.5 year old. The psychologist is young, working for an Aspergers clinic with an excellent reputation. Her assessment is thorough. “No, he’s only three. Do kindy kids invite each other to birthday parties? We usually only […]
Strangers saying they’re sorry when they hear my children are autistic. Acquaintances telling me what a good parent I am just because I love and accept my children. A society that is scared of my children because they move, communicate or experience the world differently.
Technology usage by children is a topic which elicits strong opinions. Many parents feel it is something that should be strictly limited, withheld or earned. Growing up, television was something that was restricted and tightly controlled for me. I had to do a lot of de-schooling when I became a parent because I had internalized […]
“He seems so much… better,” she commented, smiling at my son. We were at a small get-together with someone we hadn’t seen for six months. Better than… what I wondered? Better than when he used AAC full-time to communicate? When he could use his talker to tell us about Thomas, ask for ice cream for […]