Category Archives: February 2012

Autism Dad: Kissing Parade

I recall one night when it was time for Ben to go to bed. He stood on the stairs and kissed me smack on the lips–not once but several times, planting one kiss after the other. And I dutifully, if … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Friday Night Gratitude

Letting the boys stay up late. We’re outside hangin’ together on the patio. Here’s a few pics. Notice Ben’s eye contact. And the pic of them playing together with the Legos, content in each other’s space…that’s a first too. Soon … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Opening Day

Here’s a poem I wrote about baseball, life, death, spring, renewal…and anything else you want to read in to it :) Opening Day From the edge of a poison stream you had run a cold sweat marking the wounded, shrieking … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Baseball, Autism, and Optimism

Hope you like baseball. Going to make it today’s theme: a new post and a couple reposts….enjoy!   Baseball, Autism, and Optimism Baseball season is in the air. My beloved and hapless San Diego Padres have begun Spring Training in … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Poem for Brock (Guest Post)

My friend Stephanie wrote this poem. I really liked it and wanted to share it with you… – This is a poem I wrote for my son Brock, who has autism. For Brock (Our world has two hemispheres, Autism-and everything … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Could this be Heaven?

Lying on the patio couch, enjoying the last remains of the day with little Ryan perched on my chest. I massage his back with little finger strokes, as Ben jumps around aimlessly. Ryan, just 6, says to me: “I think … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Happy Valentine’s Day!

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond by E. E. Cummings somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond any experience,your eyes have their silence: in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Happy Birthday Ben, #8

We’re seeing improvement in Ben’s eye contact, concentration, and social engagement — the first real gains since Ben’s diagnosis at age 3. Yesterday was Ben’s 8th birthday. It was one I won’t soon forget. Over my lunch hour I surprised … Continue reading

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