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What Autism Means in My Family


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

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My Kid and Our Kids


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…


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 […]

Hey, could you stop trying to poach off my family’s immunity?


I saw this recent Plurk about a Measles Outbreak, and my eyes rolled. This is one of those times when I have to shake my head and wonder, am I living in some developing country or third world nation? It’s embarrassing, and you don’t have to look to far to see what is causing outbreaks […]


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