Sarah’s Next Fifteen Minutes

     Last summer Sarah co-starred in “Keep the Change,” a short film about two young adults with disabilities who struggle to find a romantic connection. (See “Sarah’s Fifteen Minutes,” 5/10/13).   Written and directed by Columbia...

Miracle Milestone

     I wish all the naysayers of the past 23 years could see Sarah now. All those educators and therapists who told me my autistic spectrum daughter would “never be independent and never go to college,” were WRONG.  As of May 21st, Sarah...

Missing on Mother’s Day

     Mother’s Day, like all feel-good family holidays, is often tainted with some degree of tension and disappointment.  At family gatherings, even in the best case scenario where in-laws get along, there’s usually some friction between other...

Nest Escape

     What’s the best way for a stressed out mom of difficult kids to escape and find some relief? Short of flying the coop and permanently abandoning your offspring, every mother should avail herself of a temporary release.  Dare I say “me...

Singing the National Anthem

     As April ends—and with it so-called Autism Awareness month—I thought it would be appropriate to discuss discrimination against people on the spectrum and how it seems to apply to my beloved daughter, Sarah.  Early last month, Sarah...

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