Category Archives: parenting

the R-Word

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

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Diagnosing Autism

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

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A proud father daughter moment

Yesterday I experienced a true bonding moment with my daughter: she asked to borrow some of my Murray’s pomade. I’ve been using Murray’s (exclusively) for 15 years. Its beautiful to watch your little girl blossom into a greaser.

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Why don’t people dance at jazz shows?

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

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Normality

Being a parent of a child with autism, I’m used to certain manner in which we (i.e., my son and I) do things. For example, restaurant dining usually involves getting up and wandering around with my son, singing songs of … Continue reading

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