Posts tagged with ASD

What Autism Means in My Family

April3

It’s Autism Awareness Week. Just so you’re aware, I have autism in my family.

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Who belongs Part 1

August13

This is my family a couple of years ago, and here is a more recent photo:   Recently, in the car on the way to the camping trip pictured above, a discussion came up about the time my son was asked to open his backpack in our local grocery store. My son has a tendency […]

My Kid and Our Kids

May8

Recent news has focused on the educational choices that those on both sides of the education reform debate have made with their own kids. My first discomfort with this is the disclosure of the actual schools these children are attending. Given the high profile of both these ladies, and the animus they generate, as a teacher I worry […]

The Talk…

April6

I have a two-fer family. In addition to my son being bi-racial (African-American and white), he is on spectrum for Autism. After the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, I’ve been thinking about how to discuss this with my son. Many African-American parents have blogged about having “the talk” with their children about how […]

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