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Monday, May 24, 2010

Q&A on surviving and making peace

The Globe did a little Q&A piece on making peace with autism (the philosophy), featuring the Survival Guide and me!


Very nicely done, and the picture of you is lovely!

— added by ASDmomNC on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 11:33 am

Beautiful pic and great article! I especially loved when you said “figure out what your own happiness looks like.” So true. Thank you for being a wonderful source of encouragement for so many!

— added by Suzette on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 12:32 pm

In the few photos I’ve seen of you you always look so serene. I think I have one like that in the past five years, maybe it’s due to my kids still being so young! Lovely article, and I just finished the book, wish I’d had it a few years ago with your first. Sometimes it’s nice to have someone do the “processing” for you. Thanks for both!

— added by kim mccafferty on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I very much enjoyed reading this today. I am at my desk at work and trying not to cry, because one statement you made in this article touched me very much–“If Nat can continue to have his job, that’s our Harvard, because he’s just doing so well at it.” Nat’s accomplishments, (sucess at his job and enjoying what he is doing and being good at it) makes you as proud of him as any parent would be of their child’s accomplishments. That’s all I want for my son when he becomes an adult–that his days are happy and productive.

— added by Sharon Jones on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm