Day 4 2016: D is for Diagnosis

D is for Diagnosis By the time my oldest was 18 months old, I knew he had Asperger’s….but no one else seemed to know except for maybe my husband.  He spoke like an adult yet seemed confused whenever anyone asked…

To the Regular Ed Teachers: Top 5 Ways to Keep Special Needs Parents Off Your Back

My home phone rang the other day right before my kids got home from school. For those of you who do not know what I mean by “home phone”, its that thing that plugs into a wall and has the…

Dreams are Poetry for My Son Without Words

Do you know you dream sweet boy?

Can you separate day from night? Do your lost words in the light morph into the demons in the dark who suck the words from your cherub lips?

Do nocturnal fantastic birds of flight carry you away and release you from your forced secrets of the day? Are those birds the thing with feathers? Do they chirp the same songs they sing to me? …

When is School Choice Not Really a Choice?

While it is understandable why a parent like myself with a child with significant disabilities within a public education and governmental system would feel overwhelmed by all of the details, the truth is I felt that way about political systems before I even had children. I am very Gestalt and particularly nervous when it comes […]

Autism Awareness Month. Day 4 2017: D is for Dreams. Poetry for My Son Without Words

Do you know you dream sweet boy?

Can you separate day from night? Do your lost words in the light morph into the demons in the dark who suck the words from your cherub lips?

Do nocturnal fantastic birds of flight carry you away and release you from your forced secrets of the day? Are those birds the thing with feathers? Do they chirp the same songs they sing to me? …

When is School Choice Not Really a Choice?

While it is understandable why a parent like myself with a child with significant disabilities within a public education and governmental system would feel overwhelmed by all of the details, the truth is I felt that way about political systems…

To the Regular Ed Teachers: Top 5 Ways to Keep Special Needs Parents Off Your Back

My home phone rang the other day right before my kids got home from school. For those of you who do not know what I mean by “home phone”, its that thing that plugs into a wall and has the…