Stone and His Scooter

Posted by David on April 4, 2013 in Autism, Parenting |

Even though Stone and I have always had a very strong bond and connection, it’s been a challenge finding activities that we could truly share together. But a recent development has opened a new opportunity for us to do just that. A few months ago I noticed Stone started messing around a bit on the […]


My Thoughts About Autism Awareness Day 2013

Posted by David on April 2, 2013 in Autism |

As you may already know, today is “Light it up blue” for Autism Awareness Day. April is also considered Autism Awareness Month. There has been considerable publicity leading up to this day and many people are participating on social media by sharing photos, changing their avatars and posting information about Autism. I’ve also seen numerous […]

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Autism Playtime and Interaction

Posted by David on March 12, 2013 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins, Ty |

I’ve written before about how progress and development is measured differently when you have a child on the Autism spectrum. With Stone, this has held true with everything from potty training to riding a bike. One of the more interesting areas to observe (and encourage) is in the area of social interaction with others. Like […]


Is Autism Something That Needs To Be “Cured?”

Posted by David on December 27, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Stone |

I have written quite a bit about Stone and our adventures with Autism. And I’ve also talked a lot about the various therapies we’ve had him in as well as the supplements and other treatments we’ve tried – all in an attempt to help him improve his speech and social development. In some therapy offices […]

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Hope for the Holidays – How Stone Gave Me The Best Christmas Present Ever

Posted by David on December 25, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Stone, Twins |

“Hope is a waking dram” ~ Aristotle Tears welled up in my eyes as I sat down to talk to Renee about Stone in early October. “I think he’s regressing,” I told her. We had noticed a decrease in his use of speech as well as new unexplained behavior – spitting – at school and […]

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“The Greater Good” Documentary Tackles Complex Vaccination Topic

Posted by David on June 28, 2012 in Autism, Parenting |

As the parent to a 6 year old diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD), I’m certainly no stranger to the topic of vaccinations and their potential role in the explosive rise in Autism diagnosis in the US over the past 20 years. It was a topic I was familiar with when the twins […]

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Stone completes developmental kindergarten!

Posted by David on June 19, 2012 in Autism, Parenting |

Stone’s developmental kindergarten had a special celebration today to mark the completion of the school year for the kids. Stone received a special certificate as well as a book showcasing his work during the year from his very thoughtful teachers. He made a lot of progress this school year – so much so he will […]


Autism Parenting: Sometimes Success Comes In Small Steps

Posted by David on June 14, 2012 in Autism, Parenting |

I wrote earlier this week about some of the challenges that come with being a parent of a child with autism – and promised a lighter post later that focuses more on the positive aspects that come from the experience as well. I can honestly say that even with the challenges that come with Autism, […]


Autism Parenting: A Day In The Life

Posted by David on June 10, 2012 in Autism, Life |

Being the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum is always very interesting. Of course being a parent of any child is interesting, but there are many details and nuances that come with autism that most of us would never think about – until we’re faced with trying to raise a child on the […]


Road Trip With The Twins To Leavenworth

Posted by David on June 4, 2012 in Autism, Parenting, Travel |

Yesterday I took the boys on a spontaneous trip to Leavenworth. The goal was twofold: 1) to give Renee an opportunity to rest and sleep as she had Lasik surgery on Friday and didn’t sleep well Saturday night due to the goggles she had to wear (to protect her eyes) and 2) the weather was […]

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