My new book, Autism Dad 3: Life Skills & Life Lessons: Preparing Our Special-Needs Child For Adulthood, comes out March 27. Order it here! Teenagers with autism need life skills and job training. Life Skills & Life Lessons: Autism Dad 3 is a personal memoir told with humor and grace that looks at the unique challenges […]
Rules by Cynthia Lord
We create rules as a way to manage our time, personalities, and behaviors. We make rules in order to control our lives and give order to the world around us. Rules let us agree on a common way of acting, of certain expectations being met, and of certain boundaries not being crossed. Rules tell us how […]
New Book! Autism Dad 2!
The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (2007) by Naoki Higashida KA Yoshida (translator) David Mitchell (translator) The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida is like a Rosetta Stone, a secret decoder ring for autism’s many mysteries. Author Naoki Higashida is a non-verbal […]
Revisiting Fatherhood Boot Camp This Father’s Day!
[This is one of my wife’s favorites. Originally published in March 2002, and revised for Father’s Day 2013] In honor of Father’s Day, June 16, I’d like to travel back to before I was Autism Dad, when I was just “a new dad.” The moment my son was born, I realized I held the most […]