Monthly Archives: February 2012

Every Appointment an Adventure

Raising a child with autism can turn ordinary experiences into adventures. Ezra has been taking a medication (unrelated to autism) that requires regular monitoring of his blood chemistry. As it happens, he’s also one of those people whose physiology makes drawing blood a challenge. Once a month, I accompany him to a doctor’s office, where [...]

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Thinking About Labels and People and Cheese

For the last several days, a question has been reverberating in my mind. I first heard it when I spoke to a group of teenage volunteers who spend time with peers who have special needs through a program called Friendship Circle. I had been invited to talk about raising a child with autism, to provide [...]

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