Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

I have been thinking about blogging for a long time, and now I have finally gone and taken the plunge! I don't consider myself a great writer, but I feel that I have a lot to offer parents and caregivers struggling with the challenges of autism. From my experiences as a parent of a child with autism - both the successes and the failures along the way - and also from my experiences working with many wonderful families affected by autism, I hope to help readers realize the same special and wonderful relationship with their child as I now have with my child with autism. I hope that this blog provides insights to help parents become "mindful" in their interactions with their child. I hope in reading my entries that parents will begin to think about themselves and their child's abilities and challenges in new ways. And I hope by sharing my story, both as a parent and as a guide to other parents, that I will help to spread awareness and appreciation of the amazing program of autism remediation that has changed my son's life and the life of our family, Relationship Development Intervention - RDI(R).

I look forward to sharing my journey with all of you!


  1. Welcome to blogland!!!! :-) Looking forward to happy reading . . .

  2. Yay, so happy that you are blogging. You are an absolute mine of information. I am not sure how I am going to keep up with my scrabble playing as I am going to have far too much reading to do!!

  3. Laura,
    I met a young woman some months ago who is doing a PhD on this very subject of bullying. She is looking at whether the severity of the disability results in different types and intensities of bullying. I am looking forward to seeing the results. She is a person living with a significant disability, herself, and uses an AAC device for communication.

  4. Maureen, please let me know when that PhD study comes out. I would be very interested in seeing it.