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listening

. The conclusion is that both emotional poverty and an aversion to company are not symptoms of autism but consequences of autism, its harsh lockdown on self-expression and society’s near pristine ignorance about what’s happening inside autistic heads. – David Mitchell, Introduction to The Reason I Jump .. We are not hiding. You search with … Continue reading

silence

  *  One by one, she pulled the horses out of the box. She laid them carefully on the floor next to it, then immediately began the process of putting them back in. I sat with her. I didn’t speak. I watched. One big horse. One little one. One big horse. One little one. And … Continue reading

just the right person

Psst – click on it! Dear Ms A (Brooke’s speech and language therapist) and Ms J (her classroom teacher), I wanted to share the story behind this book as a gift of appreciation for all that you have done this year for my girl. It happens to be one of my all-time favorite books, and … Continue reading

on being heard – with barb rentenbach


* As you may recall, last week was an eventful one here at Diary. The Reader’s Digest version goes something like this … I wrote a post called Rethinking Functional Behavior and the Tyranny of Made-up Deadlines. In that post, I cited my new favorite author and friend, Barb Rentenbach. In so doing, I unwittingly … Continue reading