Two silly monkeys jumping on a bed: 7 seriously funny picture books

When you have a young child with autism, shared laughter is just a little more special. When either of my twin boys cracks a smile at me and giggles, my heart leaps. My whole world exists in these moments of connection. Humor is a profoundly social experience, and it is… Continue reading

This land was made for you and me.

This morning as I readied my son Harry for the bus to his autism preschool, I thought hard about a question my friend Susan had posted on Facebook the night before: "What do I say to my daughter?" Her situation is quite different. Her child, who is the same age… Continue reading

Once upon a time there was a dark, dark moor.

Hands down, Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm that person who doesn't take the cobwebs off my door until the Thanksgiving turkey is actually being basted. It's possible that I go a little overboard with planning my (genius) couples costume for my twins each year (Harry and Hedwig! Christopher Robin… Continue reading

Q&A with special ed teacher and former librarian, Tara Brescio

Tara Brescio, a longtime therapist on our ABA team, is a special education teacher, former librarian, and a new mom--the perfect trifecta for this blog. I sat down to get her take on autism and children's books--and of course I got lots and lots of great book recommendations! First, a… Continue reading