Looking Within, Reframing the Past

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On Healing And Learning to See the Wondrous "...people can change the way they see. If they do, they'll see that I'm a wonder. [..] We're all wonders!" excerpts from "We're All Wonders', written and illustrated by R.J. Palacio Part of my journey of self discovery has included exploring and…Read more Looking Within, Reframing the Past


A Serenity Prayer

On Acceptance, Courage and ... Anyone with any connection to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or 12 step programs in general, has likely heard the following 25 words or something very similar: "God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference."…Read more A Serenity Prayer

A Day of Atonement

A Year of Forgiveness It happened almost a year ago. I had finally gathered the courage to talk to my older brother about my realization that I might have Asperger’s Syndrome. After some initial awkwardness, he almost took it as a relief, as one of those "finally we deal with the pink elephant in the…Read more A Day of Atonement

I Did Not See this One Coming

When the Other Shoe Dropped Some time ago I suggested to my wife to start a blog on the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders, mostly from the perspective of parents of a child in the spectrum. That's how I ended up getting this blog set up and my wife wrote a few brief entries. I…Read more I Did Not See this One Coming

Endless Tantrum

My daughter is having a full on tantrum. She has been crying and screaming for over an hour. It doesn't help the fact that she was sick today and stayed home from camp. The reason for this tantrum is because we threw out an old piece of furniture. I also gave her a new set…Read more Endless Tantrum

Manhattan Visit

("Manhattan Floating in the East River")   My daughter and I traveled into the city to visit the Rebecca School today. She had a classroom visit this time around. When we got to the school, she was very shy and really didn't want to go with the teacher. I proceeded to walk to the social…Read more Manhattan Visit

Very Few Options

What can I say. When it comes to finding a school for a girl on the spectrum who is high functioning; there are very few if no options. It is not an option to home school or to move to another state. There is also another piece of the puzzle that is daunting. The extremely high…Read more Very Few Options