Category Archives: November 2010

Autism Dad: Hell is other people

Editor’s Note: Also available on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/BajaBreeze#!/pages/Autism-Dad/160327080653310 *** I never took a philosophy course in college. Back then, my great philosophical inquiry was, “Who’s buying the next round?”  So it may surprise you that recently I began investigating the … Continue reading

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Is Autism Dad an Autism Warrior? (Part 1)

Earlier this week I had the privilege to interview Kim Stagliano, a prolific writer and mother of three autistic girls. In our correspondence she referred to me as an “Autism Warrior,” the highest of compliments. Apparently she assumed that, like … Continue reading

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Autism Angles: One-on-One with Kim Stagliano

Editor’s Note: Autism Dad introduces a new feature, Autism Angles, with original interviews and feature stories. Also available at:  http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Autism-Dad/160327080653310 Batting first: Kim Stagliano…Wife, writer, and mother of three girls with autism–that should be enough, yes? Not! Kim is also managing … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Gratitude (poem)

I am grateful for: A simple smile A momentary connection A fleeting flirtation Bear hugs and bare feelings Ben laughing and Ben healing A change of seasons A spring bloom A second chance 

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Autism Dad: Building the Foundation

I had 24 hours to vacate what was once our dream home. I’d spent the day sifting through the last of my stuff, packing boxes, and transporting what I could fit into my car. Losing your home is a devastating … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: Happy Friday!

It’s 2 p.m. on a grey and overcast Friday with rain on the way. I picked up the boys this morning and ever since, they’ve been having a blast on the trampoline which–here comes the teaser–will play a leading role in … Continue reading

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Autism Dad: “Cry Daddy!”

Empathy and humor seem to be deficits in many kids with autism. However, Ben shows signs of having a capacity for both. Take his curious fascination with crying. If there’s a baby in crisis, Ben’s finely tuned radar will pick … Continue reading

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