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Trumped-Up Priorities
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Trumped-Up Priorities

It’s nothing new for someone like me — a liberal Democrat — to wince at and deplore the things that Donald Trump and some of the other GOP candidates say. The Mexico Wall. The mistrust of social programs. The attacks on Planned Parenthood. The scary ignorance ...
What’s a Parent to Do?
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What’s a Parent to Do?

I get it. They aren't cute. They aren't cuddly. They can be rude, obnoxious, loud and very irritating. Not a picture of what makes people want to donate their hard earned money. So it seems natural that organizations are designed to help autistic i...
A is for Autism
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A is for Autism

A is for Autism I came to the party rather late in life.   Autism entered my experience via a little 10 year-old boy. (Well not so little as he was tall even then and was well over 6 feet by the age of 13.) I knew nothing about autism. I had encountered...
Lockdown
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Lockdown

Once a month like clockwork I receive a text from my son's school that they have performed their monthly lockdown drill.  This text is to inform me that it is just a drill and I have no need to be concerned. Except that I am.  As this is just another reminder...
Remembering the Amazing
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Remembering the Amazing

As an autistic mother to wonderful neurodiverse autistic children I keep a keen eye on articles on social media and there are many positive wonderful blogs out there, ones that celebrate and promote acceptance and pride in autistics and autistic life. Wonde...