Tag Archives: Autism

The Voice Of Asperger’s Syndrome

I look at the photographs of the five-year old girl with the scarf tied around her shoulders like a cape and tears slide down my face.  In some, she holds a paint brush and looks down intently at her growing … Continue reading

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The Write Surprise

Good or bad, love ’em or hate ’em, we never know when a surprise is about to burst into our day, catching us completely off-guard.  Like the surprise I received on Tuesday morning. For some time now, I have made … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Of Asperger’s Syndrome

Tomorrow my daughter, Aspie D, will celebrate her 22nd birthday and I will have all my chicks back home in the nest together again for the first time since Christmas.  Hip hip hooray! The plan is to go out to … Continue reading

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The Taste of Words – Asperger’s Syndrome and Synaesthesia

The taste of LA on a Disneyland morning. It is the taste of hot coffee, Winchell’s donuts and egg and bacon breakfast sandwiches. This is what was brought to Aspie Daughter’s mind as we chatted one day about the times … Continue reading

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What a Week – Time to Bring out some Awards!

What a week it’s been.  Always a time of reflection at this time of year as we remember 9/11 and of course this does wonders for concentrating our minds on what really matters in the grand scheme of things. Life … Continue reading

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The Love of Animals and Asperger’s Syndrome

My daughter (now 21) has always been obsessed with animals and has never known a time in her life when she hasn’t had pets.  She, together with her two brothers, grew up with two Labrador dogs, an array of moggies, … Continue reading

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