Posted in October 2014

extinction burst

extinction burst

{Image is a photo that I inadvertently took with my phone. The world looks very different when viewed through an alternate lens.} Ed note: Last night, I shared a quote on Diary’s Facebook page about the importance of “indulging” Brooke’s scripts. Tomorrow, I will have the honor of sharing an autistic perspective on ABA therapy … Continue reading

chloe

chloe

The following is a guest post from my friend, Chloe. For those who don’t yet know Chloe, she describes herself as “a young adult with autism who is on a mission to advocate about autism from her perspective to educate others.” She is a young leader for the Autistic Global Initiative, a Co-editor for the … Continue reading

in common

in common

  {Image is a photo of two ducks and a goose. Or three birds.}   For a very long time, I struggled with the concept of Brooke having any real commonality with autistic people who were not identified / diagnosed as such until adulthood. You see, there was no way that my child could ever have … Continue reading

perfect love

{image is a photo of me and my girl. And the wrinkles in my forehead when I smile.} – It’s the end of a long night. My nerves are frayed, my patience long expired. Brooke has settled onto her floor to sleep again, leaving the bed untouched for yet another night. I can’t bear to … Continue reading

autism and sexuality – consulting the experts

autism and sexuality – consulting the experts

Image is a photo of two people holding hands – Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world. Karl Kraus Whether or not it’s something we are comfortable discussing, sexuality is a thing. A big thing. A huge part, in fact, of the human experience. So huge that it’s part … Continue reading

team brooke

Image is a photo of Brooke with me and Luau, the two founding members of Team Brooke. Photo by Connerton Photography – all rights reserved. Sunday. Brooke and I are at lunch together. It’s just the two of us, since we left Katie and Luau at home, she knee-deep in cleaning her toxic waste dump of … Continue reading