The term “stimming” is a shortened reference to self-stimulatory behaviors. Examples of these in autism include rocking, spinning, hand-flapping, tapping, vocal sounds, repeating words or phrases, and others. People without autism stim too! Are you a hair twirler, … READ MORE
Yes, our lives have been up-ended and challenged by COVID-19. Fear, upset, and anxiety are to be expected, as well as disappointment and mourning for cancelled events and occasions. But through all this, I can’t help but try to find … READ MORE
David and I would both like to weigh in on this conversation. For several years, with increasing sensitivity that a condition is not that person’s entire identity, it has become politically and professionally correct to refer to a person first, … READ MORE
What prompted us to write a book, you ask?
The idea came from my husband, Frank. Throughout David’s high school years, Frank intermittently brought up the notion. He was convinced that we could help people who were going through similar … READ MORE
We are a mother/son team who have shared David’s autism journey since he was 2, so our topics and reflections will span toddlerhood through the young adult years. We will share separately or together and hope you find value!