May 2012

Autism Spectrum Radio: A Parent’s Perspective (Mine!)

So I was on a radio show yesterday (my very first one!) and though I don’t foresee a career in this medium (I hear you have to have a specific face for that and I’m pretty sure I don’t qualify) I really enjoyed myself and would definitely do it again. The show was featured on [...]

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Jo Ashline: A Week in Review – Special needs kids have special mamas, 5 reasons your child should be friends with someone with special needs, Why I finally joined the PTA, and MORE!

I get it. You’ve got a life. A family. Kids that you have to feed and bathe (or at least spray down with some Lysol every once in a while). So I’m going to make this easy for you. Every Friday I’ll provide you with  links to some of the posts you may have missed [...]

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Look What I Found….

I had just organized my emails by recipient while looking for something I had recently sent to my editor, when an old email to an online AA support group I had once been a member of caught my eye. The subject line is “Relapse:” well I have only posted here once i think, and i’ve [...]

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Why I FINALLY Joined the PTA

They’re tucked towards the back of the modest sized campus; four portable classrooms in the left corner, dedicated to the special education students that comprise a healthy chunk of the overall student population at the school. At any given time you can see these K-6th graders walking around campus, assisted by an aide or teacher, [...]

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On Winging It

I swear, if he could he would make a valiant effort at climbing back inside the womb. (But since there’s not a chance in hell that’s ever going to happen, he has to make due with close-knit embraces instead)   He squirms and he rolls and he arches his way into my arms burrowing his [...]

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Polish dental debacle declared a hoax

Polish women across the globe lost a little street cred today as it was announced that the now infamous news story about a jilted Polish dentist pulling out her ex-lover’s teeth during an appointment for a toothache was all……a LIE. I have to be honest, I’m a bit disappointed to hear this. Ever since the [...]

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