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autism awarenessacceptanceaction day

Awareness * Yesterday, a pretty neat thing happened. I got word that I’d been named by Sharecare as one of their top ten *Social Health Makers*, described on the site as ‘the most influential people in health and wellness on the Web, literally driving “conversations on the leading edge.”‘ Following the announcement, I received rapid-fire … Continue reading

for the fathers

– Photo By Connerton Photography – For my husband – I know how hard this was to write. And I know how much harder it was to live. I’ve been there – spinning on the sidewalk lost in an impotent rage. But you are so damned strong for us – for all of us – … Continue reading

awareness 2012

– Diary of a Mom – 9 hours ago. ~ I wish I could really have captured how beautiful this looks. There are blue candles flickering in every window of our home tonight in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. As I’ve done my best to explain to my beautiful girl, the light serves as … Continue reading

world autism awareness day 2011

Today is the day. The long-awaited and much hyped World Autism Awareness Day. Typically, I  would write a post in honor of this, the highest of holy days in the fight for our children (well, not counting the other 364 days of the year). I would agonize over finding the right words – searching for … Continue reading

autism awareness, one bakery at a time

  Ed note: A HUGE  thank you to Helena, my new favorite reader of all time (except you, of course!) who photoshopped “Brooke” into the cake. While I had the tools to blur out her real name out, that was as far as I could go. Helena, you rock! ** Brooke had been nothing if … Continue reading

dear oprah

** They give you two thousand characters. Not words, characters. That includes spaces and line breaks, ellipses and apostrophes. It includes quotation marks and dashes, periods and exclamation marks. The whole kit and caboodle. And let me tell you, two thousand characters ain’t much. It takes me two thousand characters to say, “Hi, my name … Continue reading

to those who ask why

** Hello. I came across your blog on facebook; a friend of mine that has a son with Autism posted and I read it. Then read some more and cried. I do not have a child with a disability but I know LOTS who do. I never really understood what a parent of a child … Continue reading

dear mr president

** * Yesterday afternoon, I was asked to write a letter to the President. I thought perhaps they meant the president of the PTO or maybe the president of the local Kiwanis club, but it turned out they meant, you know, the big guy. Like the leader of the free world. THE President. Like of … Continue reading