Month: September 2018

  • How Do Most People Recognize Autism? Short Answer, “They Don’t!”

    My son is a “party mooch.” I doubt seriously that this is a thing commonly said about moderately Autistic children, but it’s certainly true for Garrett. Sometime in the last year (his fifth), we were in a local park. There was an “event” going on there, that was for the children of the staff of […]

  • Tit-For-Tat

    I will be the first to acknowledge that people—whether in cohesive groupings or not, and some of them even fundamentally good in nature—have done things that have inflicted various levels of harm on others on the basis of at least questionable, if not outright errant accusations and suppositions. I’ll certainly agree that, most particularly the […]

  • Politics And Life

    I’m not sure if, at the age of 54, I can officially consider myself “old.” I’m not even sure there is any kind of “official” definition. I know that—though the age has “moved up” in my lifetime many places—I am eligible at some venues, for the “senior discount.” Maybe that’s old, maybe not, I’ll leave […]

  • Autism – What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?

    I’m not a person who likes to draw conclusions on obviously incomplete data. For example, I like to make sure people are as aware of things pertinent to any post I write as possible. That’s why I’m prefixing this post with the statement that I have an Autistic soon-to-be-six-year-old at home. I know that people […]

  • What’s Important?

    Anybody who knows me personally (and some who don’t) are aware that I have an Autistic son. As a result, I tend to pay attention when folks (especially adults) who have Autism or deal with Autistic folks, speak about their experience and give advice on things you can do to help in the process of […]