Posted in June 2012

lest ye be judged

~ I still want desperately to help her mitigate the challenges of autism. I still want to give Brooke the tools that can make life less hard for her. It tears my heart out to see her struggle. But to demonize autism is to demonize a big part of who my little girl is. And … Continue reading

it doesn’t change a single thing

~ To know an object is to lead to it through a context which the world provides. ~ William James  Context can kiss my arse – Jess Wilson ~ Yesterday, my cousin asked me to elaborate on my post – to explain what I was feeling – why it was hard. This is what I said. … Continue reading

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~ I’m stuck. For the life of me, I don’t know what to do. I was so excited to post something this morning. Something that, until last night, was nothing but a testament to progress and hope and all that my girl is doing, can do, will do. It was a video from the Bat … Continue reading

use your words

* When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain. ~ William Shakespeare ~ Brooke was frustrated. As so often happens when she’s at the end of her rope, words orbited somewhere just outside her reach. She grunted at her sister, then stomped as if to punctuate her wordless sentence. I was doing my … Continue reading

dear you – part two

As you may recall, yesterday’s post started like this .. Dear Friends With Special Needs Kids, I have something to tell you. And I’m thinking that you don’t hear it enough. So come closer and pay attention, OK? This is important. YOU ROCK. I went on to tell you a few of the specific ways … Continue reading

dear you

Yeah, you ~ Dear Friends With Special Needs Kids, I have something to tell you. And I’m thinking that you don’t hear it enough. So come closer and pay attention, OK? This is important. YOU ROCK. Yes, you. Why are you still looking at everybody else in the room? I’m talking to YOU. And no, … Continue reading

because sometimes, you just know

– Reading and Writing 10/2009: A [District]Public Schools reading and writing evaluation was conducted in 2009. Brooke’s performance on the Written Language portion of this test showed that her written skills are an area of strength when compared with other students of her age. She was able to copy and spell many words and sentences … Continue reading