Sarah’s Next Fifteen Minutes

Rodas by | May 30, 2014 | "Keep the Change, actors, Artists Public Domain, Asperger's Syndrome, autism, Facebook, film festivals, films, movies, special needs, Tourette's Syndrome, young adults with disabilities

     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 University film graduate Rachel...

Letting Go

Pishin by | Mar 21, 2014 | ADHD, autistic spectrum, college graduates, Dr.Stanley Greenspan, health care, heart defects, helicopter parents, special needs, twins, unemployment, young adults with disabilities

     The question of when to let go of our children—how much and how quickly— is extremely challenging. This seems especially true if you have special needs kids, and it becomes even more complicated when you have twins.  All things being equal, most people would...

Going Buggy

by | Oct 11, 2013 | Asperger's Syndrome, autism, autistic spectrum, bedbugs, dating, exterminators, insects, learning disabilities, New York City, pests, weight control, working dogs, young adults with disabilities

      What could be better than seeing my daughter start dating a handsome young man?  Sarah is 22, on the autistic spectrum, and just lost more than 20 pounds. Her last (and only) boyfriend broke up with her because his parents got divorced, and he had to move to...

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