Tag Archives: Special Needs

Autism Dad: Long Time, No Talk

It’s been a while since I last posted, and I hope everyone is doing well. Ben is doing nicely and is just as sweet as ever. He’s also making some nice strides verbally and even socially. My hope is to resume … Continue reading

Posted in November 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 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: Happy Friday from me and the boys!

Hope you’re able to enjoy a little down time this weekend. Kinda like we are doing here:

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

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

Posted in February 2012 | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

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 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

Posted in February 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments