A Night of Nostalgia with Paul Simon

A Night of Nostalgia with Paul Simon

A Night of Nostalgia with Paul Simon For me and my best friend Robin, Thursday night’s Paul Simon concert was not just any girls’ night out. It was our first and last chance to see Paul Simon on his “Farewell Tour.” Both of us remember listening to “Bridge Over...
Dream Vacation for an Autism Mom

Dream Vacation for an Autism Mom

Hard to believe I took a 16-day vacation with my husband, while Samantha—our 27 year-old daughter with autism—not only survived, but thrived on her own at home. As far as I know, Samantha continued enjoying her life: going to rehearsals for her theater groups,...
What to Do About Autism Labels

What to Do About Autism Labels

Labelling a human being “autistic,” “on the spectrum,” or as “having autism” sets even the most sensitive speaker (or writer) skiing down a slippery slope.  Unfortunately, the autism diagnosis is complex and still poorly understood by many. Adding terms like “high...

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