Summer No. Six & Update on Our Possible Move

Summer No. Six & Update on Our Possible Move

The veteran parents warned us newbies that we’d soon get a rude shock and it would be followed by a series of shocks  throughout the growing up years of our sons and daughters with autism. If we were lucky enough to receive a diagnosis before the age of three, and receive adequate enough amounts of… Continue Reading

Forgiveness: A Mother’s Day Gift for Both of Us

Forgiveness: A Mother’s Day Gift for Both of Us

Mother’s day. This year’s Hallmark celebration came and went. And, my own Mother’s been gone for seven years now. Oddly, I feel closer to her now than I may have ever felt when she was living. That’s due mostly to the shifts within me. I spoke last week to a friend who just lost his… Continue Reading

Tennessee Legislature Graded “F-” Minus for its 2014-15 Failures; An All-Time Worst

Tennessee Legislature Graded “F-” Minus for its 2014-15 Failures; An All-Time Worst

Just when we thought Tennessee’s red legislature could not become scarier or exercise worse judgment, this now closed 2014-15 session receives an “F” for failure and an all-time worst legislative session. I’ve turned to several devoted activist friends to articulate the failures in various arenas. Medicaid Expansion Fails Again: Last year, after bowing to tea party-esque… Continue Reading

Random Thoughts on Autism Awareness Month, 2015

Random Thoughts on Autism Awareness Month, 2015

Funny how time renders perspective. Even a different way of looking at things once held as definitive truth and “the way.” The “right” way. I now get it. I totally get why that older mom was so miffed and would mouth off against research versus where rubber meets the road. Like where her son was… Continue Reading