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National Geographic: Twins
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A book! A book!
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Words

National Geographic: Twins

Happy New Year, dear readers.

January 2012 National Geographic Magazine

Jan. 2012 National Geographic: TWINS

My boys are profiled in the January 2012 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Pretty cool to have visitors from around the globe.

If you’re new here, welcome.

When we agreed to be interviewed for the NG story, life was a bit more predictable. Leave a crisis to change things a bit — stupid crisis is all me, me, me. It’s hard to focus when the fabric of your life is shifting. I must honor that shift, my writing feels contrived when I don’t. And yet? I’m in the thick of it.

You see why I haven’t written for some time. (And now I see that this is exactly what I should be doing.) I love this quote by Gilda Radner:

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

Yes. Exactly. All in due time.

A book! A book!

I have spectacular news: The awesome women over at The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism have published a book and I am thrilled and honored to be included on its roster of authors.

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism:
The Autism Book You’ve Been Waiting For

Redwood City, CA December 19, 2011 — “Refreshingly free of dogma, disinformation, and heavy-handed agendas, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is an oasis of sanity, compassion, and hope for people on the spectrum and those who love them.” —Steve Silberman, senior writer for Wired magazine and autism/neurodiversity blogger for the Public Library of Science
“Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism is the book we wish we’d had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop resource for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals.”

I am so happy to be part of it. The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism publishes a wide variety of voices on its web site and in the last year some important, thought-provoking conversations have taken place there. You can read more about the book here — and it’s available for purchase on Amazon. Congrats all!

Words

At the pool during adult swim: 
I want to go swim big pool with Mommy Daddy Sam John?
Holy macaroni, a 12-word sentence uttered by a most quiet boy.

Time to eat scrambled eggs s’ghetti meatballs dinner time?
A most quiet boy who this summer is something else: a boy who wields his words instead of pulling me places. Not all the time, of course, but people!

Tubby custard, I want go airport library grocery store?
Most of the time I get the gist but sometimes…? He stomps and yells if I don’t understand. I so want to understand! As his language has multiplied, his temper tantrums have intensified.

It’s a beautiful puzzle.

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