Don’t Ask Me If I’m Going to Have Another Child

By |2018-10-16T14:08:25+00:00October 28th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |

Mind your own business...   Why do I feel as though I constantly have to defend my life choices to others? Four years ago, shortly after my son’s autism diagnosis, my husband and I made a difficult decision, we wouldn’t have a second child. I come from a large family, I’m the eldest of [...]

Dear Teacher, My Son Has Autism. Here’s What You Need to Know

By |2017-10-03T12:10:17+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Education, Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Dear Miss N, By now school is in full swing.  You’ve learned your student’s names and faces, you’re getting to know each of their likes and dislikes, and you’re still acquainting yourself with every child’s strengths and weaknesses, it takes time. Having said all of that, I’m fully aware that each of your students [...]

Accepting the Journey, A Father’s Perspective

By |2017-10-09T10:09:46+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |

Accepting the Journey... For a little while now, the operator of Autism Journey has asked me to write a blog for the site — a father’s perspective. I started a few times, but it never seemed right and didn’t finish. I’m glad I waited until now, because I’ve learned the most important thing: [...]