Review of “Living autism day.by.day” by Pamela Bryson-Weaver

“This book is excellent. I especially liked the quote for each day. I liked the fact that it is in a format of a journal, as parents need to reflect on what they read, hear, say and do. I also like that the material is broken down into manageable parts each day of the year…

My July 4th Weekend in Marshfield

This past weekend, I headed down to my beach house to Marshfield for the 4th of July weekend. I got to see many of my cousins and aunts and uncles, as well some friends of mine. The fireworks were very spectacular and a joy to see on this eventful weekend. I also had the opportunity to try new activities during the weekend.

The Learning Styles of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

To understand how a child learns best, it helps to understand what type of learning environment a child responds to organically.

The Emperor, C’est Moi

This is an excerpt from The Emperor, C’est Moi by Hugo Horiot. It is written by an individual with autism. It is a powerful story of a non-verbal individual, and how he thinks and lives in the verbal world of France. The word autism does not appear in the book. It is about differences, and…

Autism and sensory children

Wouldn’t it be nice that instead of having your child’s sensory issue push him/her away from companion, that it can actually be the trigger for company?

Autism Acceptance – Accept Me, Not A Label

Autism is not something to be feared, nor is it solely defined by medical jargon or categories. It needs to be accepted as the way an individual thinks, feels, and expresses themselves; nothing more, nothing less.

Spring Awakening

By Scott Lentine This poem appeared originally on Scott’s blog and is reproduced with his permission. Flowers blossoming, snow melting It is time of the year of new beginnings To forget our winter woes And transition into spring clothes Getting ready for daylights savings and Easter March Madness and baseball as TV features More birthday…

Basic Reciprocal Conversation Skills: Listening (Part 1 of 5)

After all these years of observations, I’ve finally boiled having a reciprocal conversation down to five major things that need improvement.

What it is really like to be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as an adult

It meant I finally found what I had been searching for, for more than 30 years. It meant closure of something looming over me. It meant satisfaction in me and my life in general. It was a relief to put a name to my idiosyncrasies and it gave me understanding and wisdom.

My San Diego Trip

During the last week, I went with my brother Brian and his girlfriend Amanda to visit San Diego. There, we met with our cousin Chris, who is a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton and lives in nearby Carlsbad. We got to see various attractions in the city, such as The San Diego Zoo, Potato Chip Rock in the mountains of Poway, the beaches of Coronado, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla, and other sites.