Autism Articles

Making Accommodations Between an Autistic Child and Parent, Psychology Today, 8/2021

Learning and Growing as an Autism Parent, Psychology Today, 5/2021

Smoking Marijuana with my Autistic Adult Son, Psychology Today, 4/2021

Autism Acceptance: Difficult and Yet So Easy, Psychology Today, 3/2021

Looking Into My Former Anti-Vaccine Thought Process, Psychology Today, 2/2021

Surviving My Autistic Son’s Terrifying Outbursts, Psychology Today, 1/2021

The Pain of Sending My Autistic Son to Residential School, Psychology Today, 12/2020

Playing With My Autistic Son, Psychology Today, 8/2020

Autism Vacation: Not Quite a Piece of Cake, Psychology Today, 8/2020

Connection and Autism: It May Not Be What You Think, Psychology Today, 6/2020

The Moment-By-Moment of Communicating With My Autistic Son, Psychology Today, 5/2020

Quarantined: Spending Time With My Adult Autistic Son, Psychology Today, 3/2020

Striking Gold in a Group Home, Psychology Today, 2/2020

Solving the Autism Puzzle Piece, Psychology Today, 1/2020

Am I Empowering My Autistic Son to Thrive—Or Stifling Him?, Psychology Today, 12/2019

What Does Independence Look Like for My Adult Autistic Son?, Psychology Today, 10/2019

Autism Advocacy Never Gets Any Easier, Psychology Today, 8/2019

Getting That Phone Call: An Autism Mom’s Nightmare, Psychology Today, 6/2019

Why Autism Parents Say: “I Can Never Die”, Psychology Today, 4/2019

Seeking the Full Spectrum of Perspectives, Psychology Today, 1/2019

What Does My Autistic Son Get Out of Prayer?, Psychology Today, 12/2018

Infantilization and Ableism: Quiet, Insidious, Omnipresent, Psychology Today, 11/2018

Why I Was an Anti-Vaxxer, Psychology Today, 8/2018

Please Don’t Call My Autistic Son “Buddy.”, Psychology Today, 6/2018

What Is Medical Care Like for Autistic Adults?, Psychology Today, 5/2018

Autism, Music Instruction, Performance: Beyond Therapy, Psychology Today, 4/2018

Someone Hurt My Son, Salon, 4/2018

At age 28, a joyful breakthrough for my autistic son, Boston Globe Magazine, 12/2017

Seeing My Son In Hodor: A Look At The Depiction Of Disability In ‘Game Of Thrones’, WBUR Cognoscenti, 5/2016

How I Learned to Let Go & Let My Autistic Son Be Himself, MariaShriver.com, 5/2016

The day I helped my autistic son register to vote, Washington Post, 3/2016

Abuse Or The Flu? My Autistic Son Couldn’t Tell Me What Was Wrong, NPR Shots Health Blog, 3/2016

What Boston can learn from the Special Olympics, Boston Globe Magazine, 5/2015

Will He Know Love? Daring To Hope For An Autistic Son’s Romantic Future, WBUR Cognoscenti, 4/2015

Why parents want to believe in a vaccine conspiracy, Washington Post, 3/2015

Before I Stopped Believing Vaccines Caused My Son’s Autism, WBUR Cognscenti, 2/2015

Untapped Potential: Autistic Adults, WBUR Cognoscenti, 10/2014

How I Made Halloween Fun for My Family, Autism Consortium, 10/2014

Speaking Through The Silence: Helping My Autistic Son Communicate, WBUR Cognoscenti, 9/2013

‘I am listening’: What every autistic child wants you to know, WBUR Cognoscenti, 3/2013

Why Job Training Matters for Students With Autism, Edweek, 2/2013

My autistic son’s step into the wider world — through Facebook, Washington Post, 8/2012

An autistic son leaves the nest, Boston Globe Magazine, 5/2012

Tiger Mother to an autistic son, Washington Post, 12/2011

Giving my son the right to struggle, Jewish Advocate, 10/2011

A sea change, Boston Globe Magazine, 8/2011

A place to call home, The Jewish Advocate, 4/2011

Grocery shopping as a rite of passage, Brookline TAB, 4/2011

The next cycle of life for Nat — and me, Washington Post, 7/2010

Papa Gino’s: A positive chain of events in Brookline Village?, Brookline TAB, 2/2010

Curing autism doesn’t help today’s autism families, Brookline TAB, 1/2010

Shriver’s can-do spirit, Boston Globe, 8/2009

‘Let Me Be Brave’: Eunice’s Gift Of The Special Olympics, WBUR, 8/2009

Cuts to mental health supports leave families in the dark, Brookline TAB, 6/2009

Special Olympics - One team, unified, indivisible, Brookline TAB, 4/2009

Apology as a Rite of Passage, On Faith at washingtonpost.com, 2/2009

Motherhood’s Heaven and Hell, On Faith at washingtonpost.com, 10/2008

What’s Missing in R-Word Debate, On Faith at washingtonpost.com, 8/2008

Roller-Coaster Summer, Washington Post, 8/2008

Grief as Prayer, On Faith at washingtonpost.com, 7/2008

Help Wanted, Brookline TAB, 3/2008

A Wanted Child, Boston Globe Magazine, 4/2007

In Autism, Hope at Any Age, Washington Post, 3/2007

The Kindness of Strangers, Brookline Tab, 12/2006

A Golden Moment With Nat, Washington Post, 6/2006

A Mother Struggles to Unravel the Mystery of Her Son’s Autism, Boston Globe, 9/2005

In a Season of Blessing, One Who Truly Counts, The Jewish Advocate, 9/2005

Green With Satisfaction, Washington Post, 7/2005

‘Let Me Be Brave’, Washington Post, 1/2005

Nat’s Blessing, Family Fun Magazine, 9/2004

Home Alone, New York Times, 8/2004

A Special Day, Brookline Tab, 6/2004

My Autistic Child in the Balance, Washington Post, 11/2003

The Autistic Kid Who Has Everything — And It’s Still Not Enough, Education Week, 10/2003

The Rite Stuff, Sunday Boston Globe Magazine, 10/2003

The Magic Pebble, Pennsylvania Gazette, 7/2002