First, I want to make very clear that I love my daughter Skylynn dearly. I am proud to be her mother and blessed that she is in my life. I also want to make clear that I know that parents … Continue reading
We have all heard statistics saying that parents of children with autism have higher divorce rates than parents who don’t have children with special needs. The rate I have heard thrown around the most is that the divorce rates for … Continue reading
Regression (n): a return to a former or less developed state. Skylynn has just gone through a major regression. Watching this slow decline has been one of the hardest things of my life.
Link to original piece on Salt Lake Tribune’s website. Op-Ed: S.L. County takes big step in autism-friendliness By Christine Passey As the parent of a child with autism, I’ve gotten used to a lot of things. I’m used to the … Continue reading
Fox 13 live interview about Salt Lake County’s autism insurance coverage proposal.
The people mentioned in this article are all suspected to have been somewhere on the autism spectrum. This post was written by James Armstrong on Behalf of Autism Care UK. The world would be a very different place if it weren’t … Continue reading
Something that drives us autism parents CRAZY is when parents of nuerotypical children say “oh yeah my child does that.” It drives us so nuts that is was worthy of my post 50 things you should not say to autism parents. … Continue reading
I woke up this morning with the words “I’m proud to be an American…” singing in my head. I’m proud to have the opportunity to vote for candidates I personally know and support. I use to be so jaded towards … Continue reading
This is a picture of Skylynn the month she started early intervention. One of the rare photos we have of her at that age with her looking at the camera. There are so many things the disabling part of autism … Continue reading
I feel lucky to be part of a great documentary called The Autie Project. The producer Derrick, and his lovely wife Amanda, have done a great job talking about autism in general and highlighting some of what happened during last … Continue reading