Many things drift in and out of my mind as I go about my day. Today especially I had to take my own advice on "watering or being watered" as kids are home sick and I am dealing with my own pinkeye. I am stuck indoors on a wall-to-wall sunny day, which in Wes ..
I was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. I was unable to talk and fixed in my routines. I had no desire to be part of this world. I did not utter my first word till I was five years of age and even then I only repeated lines from TV shows. I was encouraged to use symbols and sign language to make myself understood. By the age of eight I was talking in simple sentences and progressing well. I survived the education system with a full statement of educational needs. In my teenage years I was even a ..