Tag: sensory


Squinting for signals

Jeans and shirts with collars. A silent ceiling fan. An orange swim suit. As the new year gets fully underway this week, I fixate on what I’m interpreting as this trio of signals from my son, sent as 2014 waned. Like many autistic children, he is rigid about his routines.Read More

A pop culture spectrum

tarting this year, autism is officially defined as autism spectrum disorder, instead of the five separate diagnoses that used to be lumped under “the spectrum.” There’s a lot of discussion whether that’s wise and what it will mean for treatment. We’ll see. In the meantime, since we’re stuck with it,Read More

The hoodie risk

Hoodie 1 – Sept. 2010 Hoodie 2 – Oct. 2010 Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you know that George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, on Feb. 26. That he was free until yesterday triggered a national uproar. News reports have said the factRead More