Tag Archives: Milestones

Turning the Corner
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Recently it feels that my daughter and I have turned a corner, crossed some invisible line. Partly this is due to Katie’s placement at Open Mind School (OMS) and partly due to our use of the rapid prompting method (RPM). … Continue reading

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Katie Turns 13
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I am now in possession of a teenager. Part of me has no idea how this happened, and the other part knows exactly how it happened. My daughter and I are thirteen years older than we were when we first … Continue reading

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What I Learned At My Book Launch
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Last Sunday I had my book release party at Swirl on the Square, a stylish local wine bar. I’ve never has a book published, so I’ve never has a release party. Or a book launch, for that matter. I had … Continue reading

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Release Party Scheduled for Across An Aqueous Moon
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After a year and a half of waiting, Finishing Line Press released my first book, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, last month. I am over the moon (no pun intended). I have scheduled a book release party (aka book … Continue reading

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The Upside of Puberty
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This fall, my daughter and I are entering new territory. After a year or so of nonstop growth, Katie is 5’1″ (or was in August when I last measured her. By now, she’s probably even taller.) She has outgrown girl’s … Continue reading

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What Happens at Camp Arroyo, Stays at Camp Arroyo, Year 2
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This year, my daughter didn’t just survive, but truly thrived at summer camp. Once again, Katie attended Camp Arroyo, which is where the Exceptional Needs Network (ENN) holds its summer camp for special needs children in conjunction with the Taylor … Continue reading

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Our Introduction to Rapid Prompting Method
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Remember when I said I needed to free my autistic daughter’s brain? (If you don’t, you can read that here. Don’t worry, we’ll wait.) Well, I think I’ve found the answer. Her name is Lenae Crandall and the technique is … Continue reading

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Book Contract Signed for Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism
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This weekend, I signed and returned the book contract for my poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, along with the revised manuscript (multiple hard copies plus digital files in PDF and MS Word) headshots (in color and black … Continue reading

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The Downside of Facebook
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Some days I scroll through my news feed on Facebook and see countless photos of my smiling friends and their cheerful, well-adjusted, successful children. (Of course, appearances may be deceiving, but still, it all looks good in the photo.) I … Continue reading

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Poetry Manuscript Accepted for Publication
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I am thrilled to announce that my chapbook manuscript, entitled Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, has been accepted for publication! After a long, hot summer filled with plenty of rejections, Finishing Line Press sent me an email last … Continue reading

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