From the category archives:

Advice Column

To the Mothers of Autistic Children–Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13, 2012

I can credit my mother for so much of who I am today.  Many of us can say that, but my mom is the mother of an autistic person at a time when there were no diagnoses for autism other than Kanner’s autism, and there were no treatments.  Mum treated me by being her and [...]

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Autism and Visiting: My seeeester is coming for Eaaaaster!

April 5, 2012

My sister started calling me “seester” years ago, and it stuck. Anyway, sister and clan are coming from Canada for Easter and to get a grad dress for her boyfriend’s daughter…wasn’t the daughter 12 the other day? So, she will be making the trek to Canadian shopping Mecca–Mall of America, or “MOA” as it is [...]

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Join in Autism Community Conversations with Eileen Parker–that’s me.

November 12, 2011

I had an idea. Parents ask me questions, which I don’t mind at all. Some call out of the blue and others during conversations while they have questions about choosing a weighted blanket. Some of them spark new blog posts, and the rest live with me. So, I decided to start regular conference calls named [...]

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Autism and scraping our knees and getting back up again

April 18, 2011

“Absolutely be yourself. We are all extraordinary, wonderful people.” It’s 1:00 a.m. as I am watching this video and my eyes area tearing up. I have worked so hard to get myself to where I am. I have a strong relationship, a business, three cats, two children, two step children, and believe me all of [...]

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