Holiday Follow Up. No One Died.

Welp. all praises to tiny baby Jesus that Christmas is over. Next year will be different.  I can’t change that my autistic daughter loves the holiday, and associates it with travel and visiting people…and seriously I should be thrilled that she has any happy memories considering all I can remember from her childhood are the […]

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Excavating your kid’s life

24 years ago I became the mother of twins.  They were gorgeous, full term bright-eyed girls who looked nothing alike. One had piercing, dark blue almond eyes and a very serious expression, the other had big, round grey blue eyes and was always looking beyond you. The round-eyed baby was etherial and her eyes would […]

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Lowered Expectations

I don’t know who Paul Thompson is but he has written what sounds like an awesome book,  Aim Low: A Story About Lowered Expectations.  I  may read it, or listen to it or whatever I have to do to consume this material.  I’m still slogging through the end of Vulgar Favors—the rest of the book […]

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Autism Acceptance Month

My autistic daughter turned daughter-with-autism turned back to autistic daughter will be 24 this year. She lives in her own apartment that  is monitored by staff 24 hours a day. She does get out and about but she should be at some sort of structured workshop everyday. But she has been unable to find a […]

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