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  • An Online Romance, Part Three

    One of the biggest pieces of news that has occurred in our household in the last year has been A.'s budding long-distance relationship with M., a friend she met on the Internet who lives in California. She has yet to meet this young man, but we are looking forward to a visit from him within the next few weeks. I'm fascinated about the fact that ...
  • Maturity and Optimism

    This past week was a rough one. I was working long hours each day, and A. was having a crisis at her school. One of her good friends, E., stopped having anything to do with her. I'm still not sure what happened. As much as I can gather, other students have started a rumor that A. is, in fact, NOT autistic, and it seems like E. might believe these ...
  • Watching My Daughter Become A Teenager

    I love my daughter because she's paranoid about missing her TCAPS. ''I can't get sick,'' she says. ''If I miss school, I'm screwed.'' I love my daughter because she fills her agenda with dramatic annotations: I love my daughter because she creates ''remixes'' of characters from various series and writes new stories about them. (i.e. ...