Words aren’t everything

I’m thinking about words, about words and thinking, about words and how they shape how we think.  A surprising thing you find out when you have an autistic child is that communication is more complex than you ever imagined. Communication goes beyond mere words – how you communicate shapes the world and how you interact with it.

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Summer’s over – Back to school

Last year’s back to school was easier.

It was kindergarten, so you’d think I would be more nervous about it. But we’d sold our house and we were moving – RIGHT BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL – so I didn’t have time to be nervous about how things would go, what the year would bring, how my son would do?

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