Like most Americans, I’ve spent the better part of the last 16 months of this pandemic developing new hobbies. Mine has been getting angry at everyone online. Maybe that’s not really a new hobby but it sure is time consuming. As an aging American woman, there’s a seemingly endless supply of things to get angry […]Read more
On World Autism Day I took my adult autistic daughter to get a cystoscopy. The fun, it never ends. I’m not going to go into the myriad of probably stress related medical issues that led to the procedure but suffice to say she has averaged one medical appointment a week in the past year. The […]Read more "World Autism Day"
Well, well, well. So here we are, 2021. Almost every second of this past year included so many teachable moments. You could say it was a year where everyone was an exceptional parent. That’s the term used in the US to describe someone who ends up with a special needs child; the Exceptional Parent. These […]Read more "2020: The Masked Zinger"
Can we spend a minute and talk about how douchey the Emanuel Brothers are? Rahm, Ezekiel and Ari specifically who are as Old Testament nasty as their names. The reasons are long are varied and frankly not a lot of fun to get into. Today the focus is on Ezekiel who is an oncologist, bioethicist and […]Read more "The Emanuel Brothers Blow Chunks."
I have struggled, am struggling and will continue to struggle with keeping my adult autistic daughter at her apartment during this COVID-19 outbreak. She is unable to attend any sort of day program (which are all closed due to the virus, anyway) and instead fills her days with a meticulous calendar of events all of […]Read more "Your COVID-19 New Normal is My Regular Normal."
I know a lot of you are freaking out over COVID-19 right now. I see my middle-aged buds with no mitigating health issues making trips to Costco like Jesus is coming. I see you. I know something about panic. I’ve watched helplessly as my autistic daughter panics over seemingly nothing for years. She has complete […]Read more "Autism Benefits: COVID-19? Add it to the Pile."