Week One!

Alrighty, y'all. We're officially three days in to our trip, and it's... going. A little sweaty, and a little cranky. <--understatement!

Lesson learned so far? New York City is not Roman's destiny- it's deafening in the streets, and it's positively ear-slitting UNDER GROUND. (Subways. *grrrrr*) 

Jun 18, 2014


Quick post today as we circle the drain make our final preparations for our road trip. (Pray for me!) Packing lists *check*; camera gear *check*; one bag of clothing – shoes included! - per person *whattttttt tha blazes? Are we still in America?*; camping gear *check*.

<Insert reporter voice here> And in a terrible bit of irony, family drives off without son. (I’m only writing this because it happened to my sister. Granted, my parents loaded all her baby gear into their car and forgot her at my grandparent’s house. But still…)

Jun 10, 2014

Summer Safety

Apparently, half of our kiddos with autism have a tendency to wander - and not to fear-monger, but 91% of all the wandering-associated deaths are due to drowning. Roman has already tried his unsuccessful hand once in the deep end of the pool with a poorly executed "cannon box," but luckily Jeff was there to fish him out. So even though this is the second year that Roman has taken weekly swim lessons through a program at his public school, this topic still makes my palms sweat.

Jun 02, 2014

Eyeing the Services Cliff

Roman will transition into middle school next year, and it occurs to me that he’s only got 7 school years left (and such a LOOOOoong way to go) before he could potentially attend college or hold a job. And while I’m sure that the amount of kids matriculating into college is on the upswing, studies show that less than half of our kiddos currently go to college, and a scant 6% hold full time jobs. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
May 27, 2014

Joyriding in Autismland Podcast

Kid Gigawatt

On 3 things that made us better autism parents, plus 5 coping tools for bumpy days. Tested and approved.


May 23, 2014