Tag Archives: Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Autism Dad: Shopping Fetish

As soon as we enter the grocery store, Ben takes off running…down the aisle, a left turn…and he is gone! I take off with his younger brother, Ryan, to find him, poking my head down every aisle, checking with the … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Autism Dad: Ebook Teaser

Autism Dad: Fake it ’til you Make it An Introduction Prolonged unemployment and financial collapse. Divorce. Collection agencies. Home foreclosure. Been there, done that. Still, none of it compares to my sense of loss when Ben, only 3 at the … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Autism Dad: “Cry Daddy, Part 2″

Ben has always shown a fascination with crying. I first wrote about it in “Cry Daddy”: I can’t help but wonder why Ben is drawn to the anguished sound of a crying baby. Is he being empathetic or is he … Continue reading

Posted in August 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Autism Dad: “Birth Order and Autism”

Conscientious, cooperative, and eager to please…a first-born, right? The rebellious, overly competitive, attention seeking kids — they came later. It may be oversimplistic pop psychology without much research supporting it. Still, most parents will tell you that birth order is … Continue reading

Posted in April 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 100 Comments

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

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 52 Comments

Autism Dad: Home is where the heart is

They say, home is where the heart is. My dream home, into which I poured my life savings as well as my hopes and dreams, was ripped from my clutch by the bank. I was fortunate to move in with … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Is Autism Dad an Autism Warrior? (Part 2)

In my posting, Is Autism Dad an Autism Warrior?, I made a confession: not only am I not a warrior, but I feel completely in the dark and disconnected from Ben’s world. I shared my Autism Warrior Action Plan, which … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments