Category Archives: Autism

Monday Morning Coffee and Chat 4/29/19 – Autism Awareness

Today on the last Monday of Autism Awareness Month, I’m talking a little bit about autism and parenting an autistic child. Continue reading

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Autism and Food Struggles

I say all that to say that when our son Scott (who is now 12) was 2.5-3, we didn’t know he had autism. If we had known, we likely would have done food completely differently — and done it to a detriment to him. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Coffee and Chat 10/15/18 – Writing a Character with an Autistic Child

Today I’m talking answering the question, “Since you have an autistic son, will you ever write a book with a character with an autistic child?” Continue reading

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Monday Morning Coffee and Chat 9/10/18 – Mistakes Made in Parenting Autism

I really appreciate all of the questions that I get from my readers. Today I’m talking about how letting her autistic son read books like CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, and MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE were really setting him up for failure in middle school. Continue reading

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Autism – Friends

“Really. Besides, I want the people at Hot Topic to think I fit in.”

That took my breath away. All of this assumption that he doesn’t care, that social situations are meaningless to him completely flew out the window.

He cares. He knows he doesn’t fit in. He didn’t say he wanted to fit in. He said he wanted them to think he fits in. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Chat 6/18/18 – Researching as a Parent of a Child with Autism

I really appreciate all of the questions that I get from my readers. Today I’m talking about how I’ve researched parenting a child with autism. Continue reading

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