Category Archives: Parenting

Creating a Life for Jackson

 A TEDx Talk – by Sally Richards: Creating A Life for Jackson The ‘ordinary doing the extraordinary.’ As the mother of four boys, you’d think Sally Richards has enough on her hands. But one of those boys, Jack­son, is dis­abled, … Continue reading

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Parenting A Child Who’s Fallen ‘Far From The Tree’

Thank you, Andrew Solomon. “Solomon writes about parents who have accepted their children in spite of conditions others might consider tragic.” NPR: Arts and Life, Books, Author Interviews; Nov. 12, 2012

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A Memoir About Mothers, Memory And Loss

Poignant Interview on Fresh Air on 6/1/12 with Mira Bartok about her memoir, The Memory Palace. “I learned to change topics very quickly and in some ways compartmentalize that part of that part of my life but I thought about … Continue reading

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Place of Last Resort

Rest in peace. Sunnyvale, CA mom kills autistic son, and self. March 8, 2012

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Quiet Hands

ABA Quiet Hands ? From the blog, Just Stimming (October 14, 2011), a heartwrenching entry. “if you work on eliminating “autistic symptoms” and “self-stimulatory behaviors,” if you take away our voice…”

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Notes From a Dragon Mom

“Parenting, I’ve come to understand, is about loving my child today. Now. In fact, for any parent, anywhere, that’s all there is.” Notes From a Dragon Mom (by Emily Rapp; Sunday Review/Opinions, New York Times 10.15.11)

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A Father’s Quest To Help His Severely Disabled Son

A moving interview with Ian Brown on Fresh Air with Terri Gross. A Father’s Quest to Help His Severely Disabled Son, on Fresh Air (May 10, 2011), with Ian Brown, author of The Boy in the Moon.

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