Tag Archives: Speech Delay

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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Two Weeks Remain for Pre-Sales of My New Book
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Advance sales of my poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, are almost over. The pre-sales period ends April 29th. My goal is to sell at least 110 copies, as the advance sales determine the size of the print run. I’m proud of … Continue reading

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Spring Break
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It’s spring break! Katie and I are taking a much needed vacation on the coast, but Katie wanted me to say hi. (Katie may have a speech delay, but that doesn’t mean she’s not an extrovert.) Have a wonderful week, … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start, Part 2
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After a week of clearing out unwanted and unused junk from my home, I was ready to tackle Phase 2: cleaning and rearranging what was left. We started with the family room, where much of the changes were taking place. … Continue reading

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“Waiting For Words” Featured at the Museum of Motherhood
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My story, Waiting for Words, is being featured for the next two weeks with the art of Sarah Nicholls as part of an ekphrastic project called M.A.M.A. (mothers are making art). You can see it here. A list of all the featured … Continue reading

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Story Selected for Multi-Media Collaboration at the Museum of Motherhood
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I am excited to announce that my piece, Waiting for Words, has been selected by Marjorie Tesser, Editor of The Mom Egg Review, as part of a new ekphrastic project called M.A.M.A. (mothers are making art). M.A.M.A. is a collaboration … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Future
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There are things that parents of children with autism simply have to accept–whether they like it or not. Some things are easier to tolerate than others. For example, my daughter will never pepper me with annoying, incessant questions, talk too … Continue reading

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Hello Middle School–An Update
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My daughter Katie has been in middle school a little over a week. I am happy to report that despite my initial fears, things appear to be working out. She had a great first day. A great first week, in … Continue reading

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Essay Selected for Forthcoming Dating Anthology
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I am pleased to announce that my essay, “Pick Ups at the Dog Park,” has been selected for publication in a forthcoming anthology entitled, Rendezvous in the Rough: Essays from the 21st Century Dating Trenches. Dealing with topics such as … Continue reading

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What Happens at Camp Arroyo Stays at Camp Arroyo
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Katie survived summer camp. She had fun but I suspect it was rougher than outdoor education camp last fall. Which is strange because they had no sensory tools at outdoor ed. At Camp Arroyo, which is where the Exceptional Needs … Continue reading

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