Why the Backwards “E”?

Expect a Miracle: Understanding and Living with Autism has been launched! The cover of this second edition book is particularly symbolic for us, and the eye is immediately drawn to that backwards “E” in the title. Was it a mistake? READ MORE

Accommodations for My Sensations!

As a spin-off from our last blog, I’d like to address some of my sensory differences and how I respond and/or cope with them.

Currently, the one thing I do constantly is move my legs when I am sitting, even … READ MORE

Stimming in Autism

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

The Challenge of Change

As a person with autism, I thrive in structure. I need an organized schedule in which a routine is established. Change is difficult for me to handle. As an example, going back a few months, I really struggled with trying … READ MORE

Glass Half Full

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

How Did All This Get Started?

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