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Category Archives: Parenting
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
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
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
Rest in peace. Sunnyvale, CA mom kills autistic son, and self. March 8, 2012
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…”
“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)
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.