Tag Archives: Ezra

The power of fun: A tribute to Dave Rabb

This essay appeared on the op-ed page of the Los Angeles Times on February 7, 2013. One morning 13 years ago, I brought my young son to a storefront children’s gym in Culver City. Ezra had recently been diagnosed with autism, and someone — a doctor or a therapist — had suggested that Dave Rabb [...]

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What a Barber Taught Me about Raising My Son

Autism Asperger’s Digest asked three fathers to reflect on the experience of raising a child with autism. Here’s my piece — adapted from Following Ezra — about some lessons I learned in an unlikely place:   People often ask me which of the many professionals my wife and I have consulted about our son Ezra [...]

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The Last Red Day (and Other Memories)

When you go out and tell your story in public, you never know what people are going to ask. I was speaking in a bookstore in suburban Chicago the other day when an older woman in the front row raised her hand with a question. “Can you tell me about Ezra’s school?” she asked. I [...]

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Putting Ezra First (L.A. Times op-ed)

(This piece appears on the op-ed page of the Los Angeles Times, Sept. 21, 2011.) As the father of a teenage son with autism, I have coped with many challenges: finding the right school for a boy who can’t sit still and has trouble connecting with peers; managing medications to help tame his anxiety and [...]

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Generally positive

It’s been a remarkable week, with many things to celebrate.  Following Ezra officially hit bookstores, and I’ve been delighted by the response and the many opportunities to discuss the book and it’s larger messages in outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic’s website, and The New York Times parenting blog. On the home front, [...]

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