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Category Archives: autism
As a parent of someone with special needs, I always have some trouble with the use of the word retard or retarded, regardless of the context. My friends know this and avoid use of the word.The Special Olympics has launched … Continue reading
As a parent of an autistic boy, I’ve always been sensitive to the use of the word “retard” regardless of context. With the recent brouhaha regarding President Obama’s reference to the Special Olympics, there has been increased attention to the … Continue reading
and not like she used to back in 1995. I’m at the point now that I think she’s doing a disservice to the autism community. Yesterday she was on CNN with three doctors for debate regarding vaccines and autism. (For … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting article from CNN, mainly for parents needing help getting a proper diagnosis of their children with respect to autistic behavior. I think the article is good, but worry sometime about the potential for over-reaction. In some sense, … Continue reading
Lately, my son and I have been taking in a local jazz jam on Saturday afternoons. I’ve gone a few times to this jam and played. When I’m there with my son, he and I hang out together, orders some … Continue reading