Tag Archives: Interaction

Dysfunction and Misdiagnosis

I stopped talking to my parents nine years ago. I won’t go into it, but I had an epiphany, realizing how I treated my sons compared to how they treated me. Let me tell you, it’s been a relief not … Continue reading

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At the Craft Show

Don’t let that face fool you! Nate had a great weekend selling ALPHAFolks t-shirts at the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival this past weekend. Karen, who’s made a habit of attending craft fairs, suggested Nate (meaning Nate and me), sell shirts. … Continue reading

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A Bit of Time Travel

Last week we were visited by a dad and his son. Their family had recently relocated to Cooperstown and, through ways I can’t remember, were directed to Karen. Why? Their 3 ½ year old son was recently diagnosed with hyperlexia … Continue reading

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Hole-filled Armor

I always take great solace that Nate’s autism gives him a protective coating against the pain we project – his lack of friends, lack of girlfriend or boyfriend, etc. If he doesn’t feel the void, then why should we? That … Continue reading

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Not Walking, But Talking, Autism

Saturday was the annual Walk for Autism, sponsored by The Kelberman Center, a Utica based autism services organization. I was asked, as Mayor of Cooperstown, to welcome the crowd at Glimmerglass State Park, on the northern edge of Otsego Lake, … Continue reading

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At the Movies

Nate used to want to see every kid movie that opened in theaters. It’s the only reason I paid hard earned dollars for the right to see Baby Geniuses, the worst movie ever made. He’s developed an unpredictable process. It’s … Continue reading

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Keep On Growing

We just came off another week or so of unsettled Nate behavior. He was overly worried about things like his iPad, reflecting on the day a few years ago when his iPod was acting up and he washed it to … Continue reading

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