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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Vote for the Autism Society SXSW Proposal: “Apps for Autism”

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The Autism Society of Greater Austin has submitted a panel presentation proposal called “Apps for Autism” to two divisions of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. Now all we have to do is make sure that our proposal is selected – which is where Read More

A Daily Reality for Those Touched by Autism

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The month of April is upon us once again. The fourth month of the year is my son Mikey’s birthday and also National Autism Awareness Month. The former a happy, celebratory occasion; the latter a sobering reminder. After the pomp Read More

Autism Awareness – A Parent’s View

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

April is National Autism Awareness Month, which naturally begs the question: awareness of what? As a parent of a 19-year old son with autism, if you had asked me that question years ago, I would have  said things like: be Read More

Different Like You & Me

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Back when I was a young boy growing up in my hometown in New Jersey, I was different. The town where I lived predominantly consisted of people of English, Irish, and Scottish heritage whose children were all my classmates. But, Read More

“Merry Christmas, Daddy!” An Imagined Conversation with My Son

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Back when my wife and I were first married (and long before our son, Mikey, was born) we had a lot of friends and family with young children around Mikey’s age (7 years old). We’d get the biggest kick out Read More

It’s Okay…

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Streamers fell from the ceiling and a brass marching band played “Happy Days are Here Again” as the school bus pulled up for the first day of school a couple weeks ago. Well, no, not really, but to say I Read More

Pictures at an Exposition: Recounting the Autism Society 43rd Annual Conference

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

  August 15, 2012 This year, I was very fortunate to get my “big break” with The Autism Channel, a 24-hour, on-demand streaming service that will bring autism-spectrum content into the homes of families around the world. Traditionally, in my Read More

Stuck Windows, Stuck Minds

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Back when I was a kid, the driver’s-side power window on the family car stopped working correctly. My father had the inclination to try to fix it by himself. Well, for the longest time the inside door panel, along with Read More

Getting Up

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Night duty seems to be back. About 3 a.m. on many nights I hear my son Alex chortling and talking in his bedroom or in the living room, sometimes even singing. In my bed, I lift my heavy head and Read More

The Next Journey

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

I have raced remote control cars since I was 11. My life’s goal was winning the Tamiya North American Finals, a national championship race located in Aliso Viejo, CA. I had tried since 1998, but always came up short due Read More

PB&J: The Secret to Being a Great Autism Dad

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Yes, it’s true…the secret to being a great Autism Dad is PB&J. (Wait, why are you opening the cupboard? Put the peanut butter back. Yes, and the jelly.) No, no, you won’t be needing any bread for this. The PB&J Read More

One Day is Not Enough

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

For about two years, I was a stay-at-home dad. I cared for my son Mikey in all the traditional ways: I dressed him, fed him, took him to school and back, and played with him. But the one thing I Read More

Mother’s Day Hints for Men

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Why is it so hard for moms to take a break?  How can fathers help? First of all, struggling with taking a break from maternal responsibilities is normal. This is hard for the mothers of typical children-who presumably have a Read More

Mother and Sons Working Together to Change Lives

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Beth Gross is Vice President of the Autism Society of West Virginia and has been working with Autism Society members in her state to ensure families affected by autism have the insurance coverage they need. Beth’s family has been particularly active – Read More

How I learn

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Learning can sometimes be difficult for people on the spectrum. In this blog, I will explain to you how I learn and process information for the first time. When I learn a new subject or lesson in college, or anywhere Read More