Category Archives: Autism

Gratitude for Attitude (School Update #2)
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As part of our effort to save the new building in Menlo Park for my daughter’s fabulous school, many of the parents wrote testimonials. After I helped Marina Vaserman, Director of Open Mind School, write a killer advocacy letter to … Continue reading

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Small But Mighty
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As I wrote before, Open Mind School (OMS), my daughter’s fantastic new school in Redwood City, was being kicked out of its current location by Oracle’s childcare provider and then lost its new location in Menlo Park to Facebook. We … Continue reading

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The Path Forward
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“The path forward begins with a question.” That’s what the shaman said during her ceremony. I already knew the answer to her first question, which was “what is your process?” Based on her examples, I knew I tackled issues with … Continue reading

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Chaos and Change, Part 3
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As I wrote before, Open Mind School (OMS), my daughter’s fantastic new school in Redwood City, was being kicked out of its current location by Oracle’s childcare provider and then lost its new location in Menlo Park to Facebook. We … Continue reading

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Chaos and Change, Part 2
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Open Mind School (OMS), my daughter’s fantastic new school in Redwood City, was being kicked out of its current location by Oracle’s childcare provider and then lost its new location in Menlo Park to Facebook. Welcome to the cut-throat world … Continue reading

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Special Olympics Are Truly Special
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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I signed up my daughter for the Tri-Valley Special Olympics track team (aka the Tri-Valley Rockets). As I told my father at the first practice, I would have been happy if Katie managed … Continue reading

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Chaos and Change, Part 1
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In addition to the Brownie star party and finally securing ABA services for my daughter Katie after nearly 18 months, two other things happened last week. First, my school district finally got around to visiting Open Mind School (OMS). They … Continue reading

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Viewing the Moon with Brownies
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If I needed further proof that chaos and change was my new normal, than I need look no further than yesterday. While I was helping Nate and other Eastbay Astronomical Society (EAS) members set up for a “girls only” star … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Gratitude
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Lately I’ve been feeling tremendously grateful for the many amazing people and programs in my and my daughter’s lives. People and programs such as: Barb (reading tutor/educational consultant/mentor/friend); Melissa and Jennifer (sitters extraordinaire); Bella, Audrina, Jonah, and the other kids … Continue reading

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What I Want in My Life
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Ever since I wrote the post “A Question of Settling,” back in October 2016, I’ve been thinking about how I wanted the next phase of my life to look. I had intended to focus on this question over the holidays, … Continue reading

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