Autism Awareness Month

Nine year old Amir (not his real name) was the light of my life for my first two years in the real world of jobs and independent living after high school. Working asAutism his school resource worker/classroom aid, he'd turn those giant brown eyes and cleverly mischievous grin on me, winning me over again and again. Amir was my introduction to the puzzling and enchanting world of Autism. So distant. So close. He was a perplexing joy. Continue reading "Autism Awareness Month" →

Speaking Out for Charity: Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks Autism has probably touched your life in one way or another. With rates of diagnosis climbing (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 68 children are being identified as having the disorder) we know that the unique beauties and challenges of the spectrum have far-reaching impact. Continue reading "Speaking Out for Charity: Autism Speaks" →