Friday, 04 May 2012
I don’t write books for children but could understand why some people think that I do. Since I began my post as Writer in Residence for Portsmouth libraries I have done a lot of work with children in schools. This has led to my Facebook author page being brightened up by photographs of me surrounded by hundreds of school children. Sadly – as much as I would like to be able to enhance children’s lives by writing books for them to enjoy – I don’t have the specific skills to do so. More Here...
Like many kids with Autism, Byron has a hard time believing things that are seemingly illogical or abstract. Religion in general is a difficult concept for him to understand and study because it asks him to have faith in things he can’t use his senses to confirm.
“Mom”, he whispered to me on Easter morning, “you do realize that people don’t come back from the dead?”
“Yes, you’re right, but Jesus was special. He was God’s Son. You just have to believe He rose from the dead and know in your heart it’s true,” was my answer. His quick response back was “Mom, you know, your heart is just a muscle….?”
Hhmmmm, OK……..More Here...
The Lost and Tired family is no stranger to aggression. We’ve been dealing with it for years and years. However, no matter how long you’ve been dealing with aggression, it never gets any easier.
Emmett is the aggressor in the family at this point in time. He’s lashing out more and more often, for seemingly no reason at all. I know communication plays a role in this, but I don’t know how much. More Here...
Thursday, 03 May 2012
A video news clip of outrageous Canadian immigration bigotry.
The Canadian Government just announced that it is funding a Research Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders! The news release indicates they are looking to attract autism research talent. The release states:
“Investigators working in Canada and those willing to relocate to a Canadian research institution are eligible for the Chair... The Chair’s application form is available on [Canadian Institutes of Health Research] CIHR’s website.”
Bright autism talent is being invited to Canada! That sounds great, until we learn that the immigration side of Canada’s vast bureaucracy excludes foreign researchers that happen to have a child with autism.
You heard that right. More Here...
Judith Ursitti, our director of state government affairs and the mom of two kids on the spectrum, met with master’s students at Yale University’s Pierson College to talk about autism insurance reform. More Here...