Parenting a special needs child is the hardest thing most of us will ever do. It’s not close. With us always is the sense of the roadblock; the belief that no matter what, eventually, we’re going to run into it.
Spielberg couldn’t show the shark. He didn’t have digital special effects or a blockbuster budget; just an underwater camera and a mechanical rubber shark that kept sinking in the bay. So he had to find another way.
A woman once asked my wife, if we knew then what we know now about our severely autistic son Aidan, would we still have gone through with it. It of course being him. The answer to that question for most emotionally healthy people, is of course, yes. The woman didn’t really know any better, I … More Gracist
Fast forward to today, our journey continues. … More Our Story: Part 5, The end..and the beginning.
Today is my son’s 10th birthday. And this is my gift to him: A message to the universe about why it’s better for having him in it. And not by a little. Seven years one month and 19 days ago, my son Aidan, my second of three boys, was diagnosed with autism. I got the news … More What I found along the way.
Lessons from an adult success who was a childhood disaster. … More What’s Wrong With Your Good Kid?
The life you so feared is yours to live. The bottom is where it starts. But it’s not where it ends. … More The Bottom