I know who I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!

Alone (part two)

Back in August, our son Matt had a very difficult time at a birthday party Dave and Busters. The lights, sounds and crowds can be a lot to handle for someone with autism so as his way of handling things that day, he chose to isolate himself from the others. Inside our little party room,…

Marcus Eckert from the SCORPION episode "Little Boy Lost"

Non-Verbal

I never professed to being a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, but I just needed to get the following out. I’ll never forgot when my son was two and half years old and just diagnosed with autism. His speech development had reached the typical 15-20 words but with autism, it had dropped to one or two…

Learning digital animation with Scratch

A Step Back Socially?

Being that this blog is essentially dedicated towards autism awareness and what it’s like raising a child on the autism spectrum – I should apologize that the last three posts have not been related to my son Matt and that the last autism blogpost (titled “Missing”) was published about 47 days ago. (Un)fortunately, life gets…

Missing

To be honest, I’m not sure if the following story is humorous, stressful, worrisome or ultimately trivial in nature. The reality is that it’s probably a combination of all four. However, it is one that should be told; if nothing else to convey what it’s like raising a child with autism or perhaps provide a…