Tag Archives: Brothers

Autism Dad: When Work Becomes Personal

  OK, so this is pretty cool. PR/ad agency where I work has an autism agency as a client. Spent yesterday in a meeting with the executive director. Crazy intersection between my work life and my personal life! Proposed to … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Autism Dad: Soccer & Separation Anxiety

On the way up to the game, Ryan complained about homework (“My brain’s only so big”) and shared his yearning for summer vacation: “Just want to relax by the pool.” I had no sympathy. “Dude, you’re in kindergarten.” Conversation turned … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in February 2012, October 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in February 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

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

Autism Dad: Building Blocks

I am on the computer trying to get some work done, while Ryan tries to involve Ben in assembling Lego blocks. Ryan grows impatient: “Are you home? Hello, are you home Ben?” Dad: Ryan, that’s not nice. Ryan: I’m just … Continue reading

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

Autism Dad: How to Make Ben Laugh

  I asked Ryan to make Ben smile for the camera. I didn’t know the choke-hold would be his go-to move, but it seems to have worked.

Posted in December 2011 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Autism Dad: Gratitude

Gratitude 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 What I’m Grateful For: https://autismdad1966.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/autism-dad-what-im-grateful-forand-why/

Posted in November 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Autism Dad: IEP for my VIP

  While observing Ben’s classroom the other day, I saw something that concerned me. When the class does group work, Ben completely zones out while the other “special needs” kids are more engaged and responsive. This doesn’t surprise me. If … Continue reading

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

Autism Dad: When my heart smiles (and aches)

Labor Day with the boys. 10 to 4 didn’t leave much time. Didn’t go to Chuck E. Cheese, nor to the beach. No sleep-over, no time for cuddling or to see Papa. So why am I floating on Cloud 9? … Continue reading

Posted in September 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments