Tag Archives: autism

On Words: Death, Mourning

This week marks the second year anniversary of my mother’s death. Well actually she died on the 26th of April, but this was the week that we sat vigil over her hospice bed. I was struck by this fact the … Continue reading

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On Words: Revamp

I suppose it’s because spring has sprung and I decided to clean out my attic. In that respect it came to me in the middle of the night, the word “revamp.” Actually, I removed boxes of books that I used … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues by Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

Twenty years ago when I was trying to understand my son’s autism diagnosis one of the first places I turned was to the books written by Tony Attwood. He had a clear, concise and useable approach to DSM defunct term … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bedlam’s Door by Mark Rubinstein, M.D.

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Today 1 in 5 Americans suffers from a mental illness. These diagnoses can be anything from anxiety, to depression, to psychosis or bi-polar disorder. Each illness varies in its effect and its degree of disability. Sadly these conditions remain suspect … Continue reading

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Y, yes

Saying, “Yes.” Learning how to say, “no.” There is an old saying that if you want something done ask a busy person. The reason being that they know how to organize their lives and can fit any number of projects … Continue reading

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P, piano

I write a blog called Raising Asperger’s Kids. Its a journey through the ups and downs of raising a child on the autism spectrum. Along with my recounting of our very interesting lives, I provide parents with some very practical … Continue reading

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