An Autism Mom’s 20 New Year’s Resolutions

Everyone has New Year’s resolutions, but autism moms must be especially persistent and may need to work harder than neurotypical parents to maintain a sense of humor. Seeing success in the face of failure can be different for parents of adult kids on the spectrum....

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EPIC Players 2018 Season Ends on a High Note

EPIC Players finished their 2018 season with two moving performances of The New Girl in Town, a devised play written and conceived by EPIC cast members about the challenges of inclusion in the arts.  The New Girl (Cat Cristofano), an aspiring actor with disabilities...

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The Golden Trout

Random Article  Home/Heart and Humanity/5 December Making Family/The Golden Trout 5 December Making Family The Golden Trout  Marguerite Elisofon  2 days ago  0 13 minutes read FacebookTwitterLinkedInStumbleUponPinterestRedditPocketShare via Email “How come the fish...

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Autism, Computer Skills and Social Media

As a 60+ autism mom, keeping up my computer skills and helping my daughter Samantha with technology and social media can sometimes turn into an overwhelming double whammy.  Now is one of those times. Most of Giving Tuesday was devoted to sharing and emailing potential...

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Gratitude from an Autism Mom

For autism moms, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all of the positives in our challenging lives.  In spite of the hatred and divisiveness sweeping our country, there are still warm and welcoming people and places where diversity is respected, accepted...

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An EPIC Production of The Little Prince

EPIC Players lived up to its name (Empower, Perform, Include, Create) with inspired and lively performances from its neurodiverse cast of The Little Prince, which runs from November 10th through November 18th.  As the proud mom of actress Samantha Elisofon, (The Rose)...

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Autism Votes

Next week every voting age adult has the opportunity to vote, and NOW is the moment for those with disabilities such as autism to show up and be heard. I hope Autism Speaks and other autism organizations will encourage everyone on the spectrum and their families to...

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Moving My Never Empty Nest

For nearly 28 years, my family has lived in the same three bedroom apartment on East 73rd Street.  But now that our twins are grown up, (27!) and our son lives in Los Angeles, we no longer need three bedrooms.  Although our daughter on the autism spectrum still lives...

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About Marguerite

Marguerite Elisofon is a New York City writer and the author of My Picture Perfect Family, a memoir about how her family navigated life with a child on the autistic spectrum before the internet and support groups existed. She also blogs about parenting young adults and disability related issues in The Never Empty Nest. Her writing has been featured in a variety of publications, including Time and NY Metro Parents magazine, and her family’s story has been featured by the NY Post, Fox News, The Daily Mail, and on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny radio show. A Vassar graduate, Marguerite was born and raised in New York City, where she still lives with her husband, Howard, in their mostly-empty nest. She is available to speak about a wide variety of issues relating to twins, parenting, and autism.

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