Category Archives: January 2011

Autism Dad: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball

My dad’s a hero for not saying anything, for resisting the urge to intrude. Ryan, now 5, couldn’t manage the same self-control.  “Dad, your room is disgusting.” “Ryan, that was totally gratuitious. Did I ask you for your analysis of … Continue reading

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Hell is Other People (Part II)

I recently came across Andy Martin’s “Beyond Understanding,” a blog posting on http://www.nytimes.com. I found it a very challenging read and cannot pretend that I understood everything. That said, I recommend you give it a try.  It brought to mind my previous … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Eyes

You’re not listening to me. She was scurrying about in the kitchen, moving from the sink to the oven to the cutting board: chop, chop, chop. I had something important to say and my frustration was mounting. Mom! Adam, I … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Brothers

You remember Ryan, Ben’s little brother, the little curly-haired surfer dude who doesn’t get much mention on Autism Dad. Since Ryan turned 5 on New Year’s Eve, I thought he just might be deserving of a little ink. Ryan’s come … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: “Hey Dad!”

Ryan of late has begun calling me Dad. It’s practically all the time, Dad this, Dad that, like the way some guys overuse “dude.” Hey dad, check it out…Dad, are we almost there? And then, as the sun falls and … Continue reading

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